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"Koyasan" Top 5 Page for this destination Koyasan by lotharscheer

Koyasan Travel Guide: 58 reviews and 266 photos

It is the center of Shingon Buddhism, an important Buddhist sect which was introduced to Japan in 805 by the monk Kobo Daishi. A small temple town has developed around the sect's headquarters, with over a hundred temples.

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  • Pros:Beautiful temples and a huge mystic graveyard
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:Amazing strange atmosphere
  • Last visit to Koyasan: Apr 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    some great temples here and good to see, the statues in the graveyard are always well dressed !

    • lotharscheer's Profile Photo
      May 26, 2016 at 11:16 AM

      The place has a very unusual atmosphere, a giant old cemetery in the mountains...

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