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Best things to do in Koyasan

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Mount Koya (高野山, Kōyasan) is the center of Shingon Buddhism, an important Buddhist sect which was introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai), one of Japan's most significant religious figures. A small, secluded temple town has developed around the sect's headquarters that Kobo Daishi built on Koyasan's wooded mountaintop. It is also the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum and the start and end point of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. ”
12 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Koyasan is a world heritage site where several buildings such as Kimgo temple and Okunoin are registered as world heritage, making it the perfect destination for travelling around culture and history. Temple of 117 is densely packed, full of highlight and mountain high enough to not turn around in one day.”
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Natural Feature
“Mount Koya is the center of Shingon Buddhism and also the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum. There are more than a hundred of temples along the streets of Koyasan, while the most important ones are Kongobuji, and Okunoin. If you want to experience a peaceful stay in Japan, here is the place you should visit. Not only you can experience a Japanese monk's lifestyle, you can also try the vegetarian monk's cuisine and also attending the morning prayers.”
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Place of Worship
“1200年に及ぶ歴史をもつ、弘法大師(空海)が開山した真言密教の聖地。標高約900mの山上に金剛峯寺を含め117カ寺が集い、一大宗教都市を発展させてきた。壇上伽藍と奥の院を中核にした霊場には、今日もなお大師信仰を求める多くの人々が参拝に訪れる。”
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Natural Feature
“Atmospheric temple mountain. From Namba Station Taxi two hours Train two hours 20 minutes ”
3 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Koyasan is a world heritage site where several buildings such as Kimugoji temple and Okunoin are registered as world heritage, making it the perfect destination for traveling around culture and history. Temple of 117 is densely packed, full of highlight and mountain high enough to not turn around in one day.”
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Place of Worship
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Place of Worship
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Museum
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Train Station
“world Heritage.One of the Holy Land in the open Japanese Buddhism as a dojo of Osamuzen”
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Point of Interest
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Point of Interest
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