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Koyasan Daimon

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Address: Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture
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Nice entrance gate

When in Koyasan do go and visit this entrench gate. It shows how special this town is. It is definitely worth the short stop

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jan-Paul D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Koyasan do go and visit this entrench gate. It shows how special this town is. It is definitely worth the short stop

Thank Jan-Paul D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

After seeing several other gates in Kyoto region, this gate is just another gate. Nicely preserved. Very convenient bus stop right at the gate.

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Huge, old and imposing as it is, Daimon of Koyasan is not uncommon in temple/shrine/old wooden building-infested Japan. You have to try to imagine what it was like before the asphalt road. Daimon was built almost on the edge of steep slope. A structure this size normally sits on level ground. Thus, you may have some sense how pilgrims felt... More 

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Atsugi, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Its amazing to be here and see beautiful art and Shrine design.It is really quite nice to walk around places. It has one of newest building now.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

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, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

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 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

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 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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