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Address: 709 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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+81 736-56-3508

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Final destination for women in the old days

Until the end of the Edo period the whole area was off limits for women. In order to give them a place to worship Kukai, there were several Nyonindō (Women Halls). This is the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fukuoka, Japan

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Until the end of the Edo period the whole area was off limits for women. In order to give them a place to worship Kukai, there were several Nyonindō (Women Halls). This is the remaining last one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the attached map, you can see Nyonindo is the hub of four routes in which one of them is bus only and three others are all good short-distance walking trails (ranging from 20 mins to 1 hour). The shortest one is from Nyonindo to central town area (time: 20 mins). The second one leading from Nyonindo to Daimon Gate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

The last of the women’s temple in Koyasan. Across the road is the Otake-Jizo and next to the jizo is the start of the women’s trail to circumvent the town to get to Okunoin. Nyonindo is an easy walk from town, a little up hill and goes past the Tokugawa Mausoleum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

The last remaining women's gate. There isn't much to see but it is worth a short visit and the walk from town towards it is lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

they say Kukai's mother could not enter the sacred grounds on Koyasan, so she had to stay on the edge of town. This is one of several women's lodges that they used to have. Be sure to do the Nyonin-no-michi (women's path) just outside the Nyonindo that leads you to the Daimon.

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