"Koya-San - Temples Everywhere" Koyasan by GrumpyDiver

Koyasan Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 136 photos

Old Town Gate

On top of Mount Koya. this massive gate once protected the entrance to the town.

Temples galore - Danjogaran

One of many temples in Koya-San. A massive collection of temples of the Shingon Buddhist sect. This temple had a giant gold-coloured Buddha inside. Unfortunately, no photography allowed, and they were watching.

Okunoin Cemetery

Okunoin Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Japan. It contains the mausoleum of the Kōbō-Daishi, founder of the Shingon Buddhist sect.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A chance to stay and eat in a Buddhist monastery
  • Cons:Buddhist monks are vegetarians.
  • In a nutshell:Too many temples...
  • Last visit to Koyasan: Jul 2006
  • Intro Written May 6, 2010
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