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Kongobuji Temple

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Address: Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Must visit if you are in koyasan it is the Head Temple of Shigon Buddhisam . newly built as caught with the fire few years back but still you feel relaxed being in the atmosphere .

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Must visit if you are in koyasan it is the Head Temple of Shigon Buddhisam . newly built as caught with the fire few years back but still you feel relaxed being in the atmosphere .

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went to this place while we were just walking around in koyasan as it is one of the recommended places to go. There were a number of old halls and structures but being from India, we've seen our fair share of these things. Maybe it means a lot to somebody who knows more about the place but for us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is another great and a bit peaceful place on Mount Koya. Is less crowded then Okunoin-mae with Kobo Daishi Goybo. The entrance fee of 500 JPY includes cup of the tee with a rice cake. But after visiting too many temples in Japan this was not so impressive and found it as ordinary. But good to spend some time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This temple is the centre and headquarters for the Shingon sect of Buddhism, so expect it to be busy as it's a living place of worship. It;s beautiful as well, with lovely rock gardens outside and beautifully decorated inside.

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

I didn't bother entering the temple as I've already seen quite a bunch. Some details of the façade of the temple though somehow reminded me of Nijo Castle. An elderly gentleman at the well by the entrance introduced himself as a volunteer guide and was very kind enough to provide some bits on the significance of the temple, the papers... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It's a pretty temple to walk around and look at, especially if it happens to rain while you are on Mount Koya! The price of admission includes a cup of tea and a rice cake, which is a nice touch. The rock garden is interesting, but wasn't really my 'cup of tea'.

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Hideyoshi Toyotomi built this place in the 1590’s, dedicated to his mother. There is a 500-yen entrance fee to see paintings and a large rock garden. I just passed through the front – attached are some photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I loved the peace of spirit you feel when you step in. Every temple is different from the previous one. Só it s a never ending discovery

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Kongobuji is a massive main temple and a large complex of buildings that is the headquarters of the Shingon Buddhist sect. The tour route winds around many sections of the buildings and the mixture of well translated signage and the Koya-san audio guide given the visitor a full explanation of what's displayed, though at times the audio guide isn't well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The most prestigious temple in Koyasan and well worth the price of admission. The rooms are defined by beautiful painted screens and tales of famous warriors. The most exquisite rock garden, the largest in Japan, stretches around the buildings reserved for royalty. There are quiet places to contemplate the garden and forest beyond. There is a working kitchen which still... More 

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