Kongobu-ji Temple, Koya-cho

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Constructed in 1593, Kongobu-ji Temple forms part of World Heritage Site and boasts one of the largest rock gardens in Japan. Take your shoes off and walk through the Ohiroma Room, used for important rituals and ceremonies, then sip some hot tea in the large tatami hall. From there, you can access the sprawling garden, featuring a centerpiece of 140 granite stones arranged in the shape of two dragons. Finish your visit in the kitchen, where enormous kamado stoves regularly cook for up to 2,000 people. Add Kongobu-ji Temple to your Koya-cho travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Koya-cho trip builder tool .
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  • It is a splendid temple that Kukai sits down as the main mountain of the Shinsei Sect Shinson sect of the founder. It is the center of Mr. Koyasan. There is an image of a large temple, but it is not so big and it doesn't take long to turn around. You can have tea and sweets inside.
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  • In Kosayan there is a huge park with several very cool temples to meet. In the center is this very striking payment. During our visit was found surrounded by scaffolding and we could not enjoy it. but the temple park itself is fascinating.
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