Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture)

Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture)

Things to do - general

 

Welcome to Mt Koya

Mount Koya (Koyasan) is home to an active monastic center founded twelve centuries ago by the priest Kukai for the study and practice of Esoteric Buddhism. It is the headquarters of the Koyasan sect of Shingon Buddhism, a faith with a wide following throughout Japan.

Situated on a small plain at the top of Mount Koya (Koyasan) is the sacred area known as the Danjo Garan, a complex of temples, halls, pagodas and Buddhist statuary that welcome visitors to this serene and hallowed place.

Usually is easy reach Mt Koya from the Kinki area destinations.

Sports & nature

  • Walking Okuno-in

Nightlife info

  • Enjoy temple stay
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