Koyasan Daimon
Koyasan Daimon
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mclbteitelbaum
West Hartford, CT190 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was quite a long walk from my Ryokan at the end of town. While I'm glad I did the walk there's far more to see on Mt Koya.
Written 8 December 2019
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Dilbertfan
Surrey, UK454 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Daimon gate marks one end of the Koyasan town area, the other end being the Okunoin temple. It is imposing, to say the least, but all you see is the outside of the structure, and by now in your tour, you may have seen quite a few others...
Written 6 January 2020
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mediocrite
Beverly Hills, CA26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Huge, old and imposing as it is, Daimon of Koyasan is not uncommon in temple/shrine/old wooden building-infested Japan.
You have to try to imagine what it was like before the asphalt road. Daimon was built almost on the edge of steep slope. A structure this size normally sits on level ground. Thus, you may have some sense how pilgrims felt over the past hundreds of years when they climbed this high and encountered the view of Daimon.
I went there during heavy rain and strong wind. Daimon provided insufficient shelter so I kept moving back and forth about the gate -- just like the awkward peasants in the movie RASHOMON (Kurosawa, 1950).
Yes, Daimon is a gate and nothing more. But I lingered long after the rain and wind stopped ...
Written 30 June 2016
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gtkelly_11
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
There is so much history. The inside of this temple is so ornate. It is also the main gate of Koyasan.
Written 21 November 2015
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Vahid R
Lewiston, ME92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Mt. Koyasan is the center of Shingon Buddhism and one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. If you decide to stay overnight at one of the temples you can experience the monk's life. What I mean is eating delicious vegetarian meals, reflecting on oneself and waking up for morning prayers. Visit the Daimon Gate which was the original entrance into the city of Koyasan. Monks would walk through these gates guarded by the Kongorikishi (the 2 statues on either side). If you want to visually see what you may expect check out this visual guide through Mt. Koyasan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gX_sR_pRk4
Written 21 August 2015
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Maylis C
97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Not much to see but the big red door is looking wonderful at down. Unfortunatly most of the wooden structures already burn at least once the door looks more recent which doesnt fit the expectaction one might have before reaching it
Written 8 October 2017
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GVancouver
Vancouver, Canada978 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Daimon Gate is at the far end of town. A bit of a hike out, or take the bus to save some energy. Across the road from the gate there is a beautiful view across the plains.
Written 9 July 2017
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claudia p
Odense, Denmark38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Nice walk to west side of koyasan. In the old days women were not allowed to pass and enter Koyasan. It's a huge tori gate
Written 28 May 2017
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wdcwrldtrvlr
Washington DC, DC55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
After taking the cablecar to Koya-san station, take the bus directly to Daimon (last stop). Daimon is the entryway to Koya-san and an amazing sight to see. Photos may not capture the immense size of this gate, and the architecture and guardian deities are quite impressive. From here, work your way back towards Koya-san station, stopping at the various temple complexes along the way.
Written 19 March 2017
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Mike G
Island of Malta, Malta17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
An awesome attraction located in the entrance to Koyasan. You will be doing a lot of walking in Koyasan where you will have the opportunity to visit a number of beautiful sites. This would definitely be a good starting point before making your way to the the temples, monasteries and the historical buildings in the region.
Written 5 November 2015
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