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Address: Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Mt Koya Day Trip from Osaka Including Okunoin and Danjo Garan Temples
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Koyasan visit

The main stupa in the central temple area of Koyasan. The interior is a representation of the central section of a mandala in 3D. However ceremonies are seldom held here, they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main stupa in the central temple area of Koyasan. The interior is a representation of the central section of a mandala in 3D. However ceremonies are seldom held here, they are usually preformed either at kangobuji or the hall next to the Danjo Garan

Thank saxtonrv
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Second to Okonuin is this temple complex. We took our time visiting and reading up on each feature - they arn't all the same so it doesn't get boring. Lovely stroll through the open complex - best part is it wasn't crowded. Favorite was the red pagoda. The small entrance fee to go in was worth it because the pillar... More 

1 Thank Lin T
Atsugi, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

All the places either Shrines or trees are just so beautiful and clear that you will feel great to be here. Danjo Garan is one of the them. Just be here to feel.

Thank VirendraYadav-2014
Chichester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is the best place I have visted in Japan. A Jewel in the crown. Many fantastic temples to viisit. In a word awesome.

Thank 429Happy
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I left Toshodai-ji at 1pm and drove two hours to Koyasan. When I went through the winding mountain road, a little voice was in my mind: would it be disappointing after all these? Once I entered Garan, all the doubts were cleared immediately. It is indescribable and amazing that so many historic structures are densed into this place in such... More 

1 Thank FengYJ
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This shrine is massive and so colorful! I honestly did not know what to expect when we got to Mt Koya, but this was beyond my expectations. The inside of this shrine is so beautiful as well. I highly recommend seeing this!

Thank Megan N
Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

It's difficult to find words to describe something that is almost perfect. I can only say don't miss it.

Thank barbara_zNovaGorica
San Mateo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Konpon Daito ( Great Pagoda) was imposing. Once inside, it was peaceful and quiet. Buddha Mahavairochana is surrounded by 4 Buddhas and 16 bodhisattvas were painted on the pillars. It was supposed to resemble a three-dimensional mandalas of Shingon. Very impressive architecture. Excellent craftsman ship all around. This requires a 200 yen entrance fee which you deposit into a box.... More 

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Sara Buri, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is old and full of history. You will have the knowledge of Buddhist sects Shingon and how they persist for 1200 years.

1 Thank Boton1980
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went here twice.. one in the night to see it in night lights. There were not a lot of people around and we could experience the space much more deeply. Then we also went in the morning to see it from inside. It's quite unique and beautiful from inside. The bells on the tower add to the experience of... More 

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