Koyasan Danjo Garan
Koyasan Danjo Garan
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ggm
Honolulu, HI1,479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is the spot where Kobo Daishi found the vajra he had hurled to determine where to build a monastery, 1200 years ago. Around twenty beautiful temples and pagodas, including the bright vermillion "great pagoda," Konpon Daito, rebuilt in the 1930s and kept freshly painted. Early in the morning, there are monks chanting in the Kondo (the main pavilion) and the 'no entry' apparently only applies to tour groups, a monk nodded me in without any objection.
Written 22 February 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain889 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The whole temple area is quite impressive, with lots of templs, halls.. and everything within the nature. If you're lucky, it won't be too crowded. In if you're even luckier, you'll have a nice day. It's quite impressive. You have to pay to get in the main temple, but the rest are free.
Written 12 April 2020
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Gaurav B
Hong Kong, China53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We went here twice.. one in the night to see it in night lights. There were not a lot of people around and we could experience the space much more deeply. Then we also went in the morning to see it from inside. It's quite unique and beautiful from inside. The bells on the tower add to the experience of visiting this temple.
Written 22 April 2015
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AB_Stb_OZ
Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Koyasan Danjo Garan is a sacred area with many temples and supporting buildings where Kobo Daishi Kukai started to establish Koyasan as a religious center. Most temples were constructed from 819 on.
Written 30 December 2019
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Robert Y
Hong Kong, China99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
A must-see site in Koyasan. The brightly coloured pagoda is stunning. The Meido (Portrait Hall) is said to be the residence of Kobo Daishi, founder of Koyasan and the Shingon School. When I was there in the 4th week of April, I had the good fortune of seeing an annual ritual to pay homage to Kobo Daishi.
Written 10 May 2019
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tonsterl
Sydney, Australia153 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Big site with several temples and a huge pagoda. I went there during the day (before midday) and there wasn't a lot of people around. Relatively not as populated with tourists as the other attractions in Koyasan. Most of the structures you cannot go in (well they weren't opened when I was there), however good photo shots when there's no one around.

From here, I proceed to the Diamon (the large entrance gate)
Written 23 December 2017
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic7,237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
A great serene place for a nice stroll through out the temple complex with two storied pagoda which can be visited (on my visit, this part without any fee.) For other building there is entrance fee. Along with the Okunoin-mae area the best place on Mount Koya for me. Could be more tranquil if there were less tourist but still manageable. Chumon gate impressive, recently rebuilt to celebrate 1200th anniversary.
Written 20 April 2015
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BestRegards FromFar
Cape Town Central, South Africa587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful temple with an incredible history. Definitely worth a visit as it was the first place of worship when Koyasan was created.
Written 25 May 2023
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Ramadurai R
Nashville, TN148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Very nice, especially the Buddha inside. Amazing structure and the surrounding area has additional structures which are very good as well
Written 2 November 2021
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand3,850 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
this temple complex consists of kondo, kampon daito and near by museum.at the front of museum ,it's beautiful shady garden eith changing foliages,even in summertime.outside Kondo ,there is big middle gate ,leading to kondo ( beautiful colorful clothes) and Kampon Daito( bhotisattavara statutes).use combination tickets for admission of 5 highlight places is economical.
Written 31 July 2018
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