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Westend giant gate where is the main entrance to Koya town from west

This huge west gate is accessible by public nankai bus orange line, I chose to use Kansai Through... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
jajavalB
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Entrance of koyasan

Nice walk to west side of koyasan. In the old days women were not allowed to pass and enter... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
claudia p
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Odense, Denmark
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

Its the symbolic gate for entrance to Koyasan. There are so many temples in Koyasan so we determined Daimon is a must visit place.There is just the gate and 1/2 is more than enough to visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

So much too see and do here, all the temples are so very different in character. To think there are now only 143 here, actively in use. But at one time there were more than 7000 of them! It’s amazing. Many have been rebuilt multiple...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

This huge west gate is accessible by public nankai bus orange line, I chose to use Kansai Through Pass ftom Wakayama. It's used for all three bus lines to visit around koya world heritage site so this gate is besutiful at sunset time. There are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Was there at sundown with no crowds and not getting sunburnt. One of the many delights of koyasan. It’s a grand gate alright.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

This is at one end of Koyasan and is an entrance gate. Whilst it is impressive, there's not much else to see here and there is a road that runs right past it.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Not much to see but the big red door is looking wonderful at down. Unfortunatly most of the wooden structures already burn at least once the door looks more recent which doesnt fit the expectaction one might have before reaching it

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Daimon Gate is at the far end of town. A bit of a hike out, or take the bus to save some energy. Across the road from the gate there is a beautiful view across the plains.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Nice walk to west side of koyasan. In the old days women were not allowed to pass and enter Koyasan. It's a huge tori gate

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank claudia p
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Take a quiet stroll to the edge of koyasan to take in this impressive entry way to this sacred town. (There's a small park on the way to distract the kids!)

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 493jenh
Reviewed May 10, 2017

If my understanding is right, this is where pilgrims to Koyasan would start the journey before finishing at Kobo Daishi's mausoleum (in Okunoin cemetery), it's an impressive building and I think this is where you should start looking at the town. I went on the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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