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Mt. Koya, Koya-cho

World Heritage Site and headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, Mt. Koya 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 Mt. Koya 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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  • We continued to climb the curve from Kihoku Katsuragi IC on the Kyounawa Expressway and came to Koyasan at an altitude of 800 m.  This koyasan was built about 1200 years ago by Kobo Daishi as a dojo for the practice of mingu-esoteric buddhism. More than 100 temples were built in a relatively flat area that was not thought to be at the top of the mountain at 800 m above sea level. We walked around The Temple of The Temple and the Surrounding Area of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple of The Temple. Koyasan was a very religious city with many temples that also serve as inns.
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  • I went by car from Osaka. I went to Mt. Hiei before, but the mountain trail was a severe climbing hill. It was a city in the sky, and the last went to the in-center academy. The family is as impressive as the town. In addition, the parking lot was free of charge and i was able to pray from the bottom of my heart.
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