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Mt. Koya, a sacred place【world Heritage】

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It is a religious town on top of a mountain with 1200 years devotion.

The top of this 900 m mountain is the birthplace of Shingon esoteric Buddhism. It has flourished as a sacred place for 1,200 years. There are quite a few temples such as Kongobuji Temple, the head temple of Shingon Sect in this mountain and tombs of historic figures of each era are located in Okunoin. This mountain was designated as a World Heritage in 2004.


Address132 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0294
AccessA short walk from Kongobuji-mae bus stop of Nankai Rinkan bus from Nankai Koyasan Station (to reach Koyasan Station, take the cable car from Nankai Gokuraku-bashi Station)
Hours[Kongobuji Temple] 8:30-16:30 (Last entry at 16:00)
Fee[Kongobuji Temple] 1,000 yen

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