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Address: Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture
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Place of beauty

There is so much history. The inside of this temple is so ornate. It is also the main gate of Koyasan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is so much history. The inside of this temple is so ornate. It is also the main gate of Koyasan.

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nova gorica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This gate is the starting point for pilgrimage through Koya. It' about 25 m high and it's really impresive. You can't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An awesome attraction located in the entrance to Koyasan. You will be doing a lot of walking in Koyasan where you will have the opportunity to visit a number of beautiful sites. This would definitely be a good starting point before making your way to the the temples, monasteries and the historical buildings in the region.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from the town centre to the gate. Imposing structure about 27 meters high. Rebuilt in 1705 but now close to busy roads. We really walked here to go to the Otasuke Juzo which is accessed by a trail to the left of the gate. "You can have one wish granted" at this small temple.

Thank fishnguy
Lewiston, Maine
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46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Mt. Koyasan is the center of Shingon Buddhism and one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. If you decide to stay overnight at one of the temples you can experience the monk's life. What I mean is eating delicious vegetarian meals, reflecting on oneself and waking up for morning prayers. Visit the Daimon Gate which was the... More 

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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.

Thank LindaJensen
Singapore, Singapore
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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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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.

Thank George C
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.

Thank bryantpark88
Singapore, Singapore
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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.

Thank WyattAng

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