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Address: Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture

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Koyasan’s main gate

A nicely preserved gate built in 1705. There is a torii gate which designates the women’s approach to town as initially, they couldn’t approach the town via the main gate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Begin or end a portion of the women's pilgrimage hiking route from the Daimon gate. Gentle uphill walk from one direction. The back side is a narrow root-bound trail, quite steep, but under lush forest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Its a very big gate, but that's almost it. There are two very large wooden statues guarding the gate, but not as impressive as those at Nara amongst others. The walk there is easy enough though, and the view form the edge of the mountain/hill is impressive

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Although cool and beautiful, it's just a gate. In fact, it's not even built at the same time as many of the other temples, but rather as a later addition. Also, on the map it looks close, but it's actually quite a walk. Definitely take the bus if you want to see it.

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Walked all the way here from the town center and spent only a few minutes there. Nothing much else to see apart from the gat itself. It was very cold and foggy which added a bit of mysticism of the place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Old ancient Japanese gate with 2 huge deity statues flanking the sides. Very impressive. There is a toilet near the gate and a small trail leading up to another temple overlooking magnificent views of Mt Koya and the surrounding mountain range.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A nicely preserved gate built in 1705. There is a torii gate which designates the women’s approach to town as initially, they couldn’t approach the town via the main gate.

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Kurashiki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Unfortunately, it was under maintenance when I went to see it, mostly likely because of the 1200th anniversary in 2015. However, it's majestic, and it makes you think of how it must have left quite an impression on people who came to Koyasan and saw the gate in all its glory back in the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was at the end of all the attractions at the sacred precints in the west of Koyasan. Quite disappointing to see that it was only a door with a guardian to the left and one to the right.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a somewhat impressive structure, in a setting of mixed positive and negative characteristics. Conveniently on a bus line, not too far from town for walking, but hemmed in by roads and terrain which limits opportunities for photos, or for possible reflection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Grand red painted entrance to the sacred village of Koyasan. Worth the walk to the far end of the village. Impressive statues of guardian gods at each side symbolising the gods from a to z.

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Address: Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Wakayama Prefecture  >  Ito-gun  >  Koya-cho

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