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Address: Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 736-56-2011
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Don't miss the cemetery leading up to this important temple!

This is a lovely temple and important, as the the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi is located just behind it, but don't miss the huge cemetery which leads up to the temple which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a lovely temple and important, as the the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi is located just behind it, but don't miss the huge cemetery which leads up to the temple which is awe-inspiring because it has graves of ancient shoguns and officials, modern gravesite all among a beautiful cedar forest. The cemetery is magnificent in size & scope with... More 

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Sara Buri, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

In this temple you'll see the beautiful door painting tell the story about the journey of Kobo Daichi to china and return to Japan for established Buddhism sect Shingon. You'll see the largest Zen rock garden in Japan it's so amazing. And you'll try crispy snack with Japanese tea of course it's free!

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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Kongobuji Temple

Address: Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 736-56-2011
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Wakayama Prefecture  >  Ito-gun  >  Koya-cho
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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