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Address: 347 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 736-56-2015
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the highest point of our trip to Japan: Koyasan

I shall describe separately how lucky we were to find the most exquisite shukubo --Henjoko-in-- because that made our one night in this extraordinary place even more special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2013

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English first
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I shall describe separately how lucky we were to find the most exquisite shukubo --Henjoko-in-- because that made our one night in this extraordinary place even more special. Koyasan is quiet and beautiful. You get there with a train from Osaka (Namba station, Nankai line) through a landscape that becomes increasingly more beautiful, with streams, tall hills, forests and trees... More 

2 Thank MagaPhiladelphia
Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This cemetery is called Okunoin and is located at the end of the main street in Koyasan adjacent to the Shinjoshin-in (a buddhist temple with traditional lodgings) It is absolutely AMAZING history where feudal lords, shoguns etc were buried amongst thousand year old cedar trees. It sounds weird enjoying a cemetery, and even though we couldn't 'read' the writings on... More 

1 Thank FammyL
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104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

There is a buddist monastery at the top of the mountain, and very few tourists ever get the courage to take a few trains, the cable car up the mountain, and take a bus ride to the monastery. We spent the night at the monastery and were fed seaweed soup for dinner with the monks (could not eat it), and... More 

3 Thank mrblumis
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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490 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

At first it seemed disappointing but then we discovered the basement. Unlike anything else in terms of temples that we have seen before. Would be great at night I think.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This was really a fine site. Very beautiful and inspirational. But most people fail to see the basement area where there are thousands of statues and lamps honouring Kobi Daishi. It's really very special. The difficulty is that few staff speak English and so they will respond to your queries about this area with a blank start or denial that... More 

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