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A walk through this temple complex was very relaxing and was accompanied by young Buddhist priests chanting/praying at various buildings. The architecture is quite amazing with structures that have stood for hundreds of years. Very calming and enjoyable.
This temple complex containing both original and rebuilt temples will provide you with great sights and photo ops of the several architectural styles that can be appreciated in Japanese urgiste architecture.
Although the sight is mostly flat, stairs will need to be climbed to enter...More
There are lots of temples in Koyasan but this looked the most impressive and informative.
The silk paintings in the room made it like viewing and art gallery. The made room (I’m sure it has a special name) you can sit down to meditate. A...More
One could say that once you have visited one that's enough but we found all the temples in Japan relaxing and peaceful to visit. In Koyasan we did all the main attractions, temples etc. To review them all would a bit pointless but we could...More
This temple complex is original in its architecture .there is exhibits about religious utensils, dreesing,cloths,instruments along yhe walkway. the zen rock garden on the temple ground is also wonderful.let take time to inspire about fate of japanese people to buddhism.
Buddhism is one of the main religions in Japan, the other being Shinto. Kobo Daishi was the person who crossed the sea to China in search of Buddhist teachings. He taught what is known as Shingon Buddhism in Japan. This temple is the headquarters of...More
Theoretically, all the temples on Mt. Koya can be claimed to be one Kongobu-ji Temple. Basically, all the other temples here is called xxx-in Temple, which means they are branch temples in one big temple. Today, however, Kongobu-ji Temple refers to the temple you can...More