Mount Koyasan, Koya-cho

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World Heritage Site and headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, Mount Koyasan blends nature and spirituality in utmost harmony. The monk Kūkai first settled here in 816 CE as a retreat from the courtly intrigues of Kyoto; an eternally lit mausoleum in the middle of the immense east-side graveyard pays tribute to him. Visit the western side as well, to see a temple complex with a Kanpon Daitō pagoda in its center. Explore some of the 100 wooden temples dotting the area, and the nearby town's university dedicated to religious studies. To visit Mount Koyasan on your holiday in Koya-cho, and find out what else Koya-cho has to offer, use our Koya-cho road trip app .
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  • Ktp travel card can be used. Mt. koyasan is a sacred place because the license is an ancient cemetery, moss covered until birth. Here is a world heritage site. Inside there are cold because they are magical and very seriously.
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  • Mount Koyo (Koyo-san) is one of those places I stumbled upon while in Japan. I planned a short trip to Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto and was told to check out Koyo-san if I had time. The mountain is a relati...  more »
  • At the end of December came to the village of esoteric Buddhism, Koyasan. -3 ° C but not before noon though is not used only one hour. Almost moved by foot, bus there, so go easy. Summer is recommended.
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