Koyasan Danjo Garan

Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koya-cho

Koyasan Danjo Garan
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Great temple area
Jul 2019
The whole temple area is quite impressive, with lots of templs, halls.. and everything within the nature. If you're lucky, it won't be too crowded. In if you're even luckier, you'll have a nice day. It's quite impressive. You have to pay to get in the main temple, but the rest are free.
Written April 12, 2020
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ggm
Honolulu, HI1,452 contributions
Plan to visit at dawn, when monks outnumber tourists
Jan 2020
This is the spot where Kobo Daishi found the vajra he had hurled to determine where to build a monastery, 1200 years ago. Around twenty beautiful temples and pagodas, including the bright vermillion "great pagoda," Konpon Daito, rebuilt in the 1930s and kept freshly painted. Early in the morning, there are monks chanting in the Kondo (the main pavilion) and the 'no entry' apparently only applies to tour groups, a monk nodded me in without any objection.
Written February 22, 2020
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AB_Stb_OZ
Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands600 contributions
Sacred temple area, a must see in Koyastan
Dec 2019
Koyasan Danjo Garan is a sacred area with many temples and supporting buildings where Kobo Daishi Kukai started to establish Koyasan as a religious center. Most temples were constructed from 819 on.
Written December 30, 2019
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Robert Y
Hong Kong, China85 contributions
Majestic temple complex
Apr 2019 • Solo
A must-see site in Koyasan. The brightly coloured pagoda is stunning. The Meido (Portrait Hall) is said to be the residence of Kobo Daishi, founder of Koyasan and the Shingon School. When I was there in the 4th week of April, I had the good fortune of seeing an annual ritual to pay homage to Kobo Daishi.
Written May 10, 2019
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SimoneCP86
Paris, France122 contributions
Great place=peaceful
Oct 2018 • Couples
Peace is king! Here you need to switch off and focus on yourself, on recharging and on meditate...if you manage to avoid ineducate lousy tourists
Written November 16, 2018
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Rosemary G
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia7 contributions
Beautiful temple surrounded by other temples
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is a great temple to see because it is surrounded by other temples and an amazing lake with bridges and water lillies etc.
Written November 9, 2018
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bebsaurus_13
Paris, France732 contributions
a truly beautiful site
Oct 2018 • Friends
This brilliant red pagoda sticks out very clearly throughout Koyasa and after the complex at Okunoin, was the highlight of our trip to Koyasan.

We arrived here by the women's pilmigrimage trail, which is a fascinating path, and makes arriving at the temple site more interesting.

While the outside makes for absolutely beautiful photos, it is really worth taking the time to look inside too, as it is even more enriching than the outside. We were blown away but the statues and the mandala, and very pleased to have spent the 200 yen on the entry.
Written November 2, 2018
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Amrod_x
Milan, Italy299 contributions
Main Koyasan Temple
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is the main temple of the Koyasan, here you can feel peace anche calm. The temple is like many others that you can visit in a Japan trip but you must pass here in a trip to Koyasan
Written October 17, 2018
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betteskid
Boston, MA921 contributions
One of the things you should definitely see
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited this temple complex during our trip to Koyasan and found it both beautiful and interesting. The buildings include one that is very old and while the others have been reconstructed as a result of fires throughout the centuries. I would definitely put this on your list when you go to Koyasan.
Written October 3, 2018
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Idit T
77 contributions
Don't misd
Sep 2018 • Family
Several temples. Very beautiful.
A big bell that is being rang several times a day and a nice garden and pool
Written September 19, 2018
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