KANSAI

Koyasan
高野山

Sacred place of the Japanese Buddhism:

Koyasan is the head temple a Buddhist sect Shingon Buddhism introduced by Kukai in 805 and is the sacred place of the Japanese Buddhism along with Hieizan. There are 117 temples and shrines, hundreds of thousands of service pagodas, gravestones, huge tree groups of cedar, brooks, ponds, anything of which has the spirituality touching your soul. To go round such a huge site takes time, so staying a night is better. Half of the temples offer lodging facilities, so it is good to stay a night for tourists who wish to visit Kongo-buji Temple, Okunoin Temple, Reihokan Museum, and Danjogaran Temple.


 

Access and Getting Around

Take a private train at Namba Station Osaka, get off at the Station of the vase, then climb the mountain by cable car. Because the precincts are very vast, take a shuttle bus to go around from the cable car station. A two-day valid ticket purchased at Namba Station is usable on the train and bus. Taking a cable car is better for climbing because there are not many parking lots on Mt. Koyasan.

By train

1 hour 30 minutes from Osaka Station to Namba Station by subway train, then to Gokuraku-bashi by the Nankai-dentetsu Line, with 2 to 3 train for every one hour. Then take a cable car to Koyasan Station, transferring a shuttle bus to Koyasan.

By car

2 hours 15 minutes from Osaka.

Koyasan

Features

Kongo-buji Temple

-Temples 

On seeing the roof of cypress barks, various rooms, pictures on sliding paper doors and the garden,a visitor will be overwhelmed by the tradition of 1200 years.It is unmissable....

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Okunoin Temple

-Temples 

It is a path of 2 km long from Ichinohashi Bridge to Kukai Mausoleum.A path among the huge trees of the cedar, in overwhelming numerical memorial towers,a visitor may feel that he is connected with the human ancestorswho continued surely growing for tens of thousands of years and with the dead while walking.What will you feel?...

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Reihokan Museum

-Culture 

Reihokan is the treasure building of the national treasures,such as the Buddhist paintings as the important cultural property.Buddha statues are displayed in the hall.A visitor will know well how high levels of Japanese religion arts arewhen he witness these wonderful art works....

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Danjogaran Temple

-Temples 

Danjogaran is a temple with the meaning of ‘Garden of the Quietness’ that a Buddhist trains himselfand is the head temple of the whole  Koyasan with Kondo or the main hall and Kopon Daitowhich is a pagoda that according to Shingon doctrine lined in it, which is a symbol of  Koyasan.Above all, 16 Buddhist paintings on 16 pillars in Konpon Daito are the main points....

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Koyasan Choishimichi

-Outdoor Activities 

Koyasan Choishimichi is an official path of 22 km long from Jisonin temple of Kudoyama Town to Koyasan.Choishi means pillars standing at a certain distance, people in ancient times walked along the path while worshiping.It is now a 7 hour long walking trail.The view of the big river, an orchard, grove of miscellaneous tree and cedars and tea housescan make tourists feel the quiet Japanese country,...

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Accommodation around Koyasan

Links

Koyasan Shukubo Association

Koya Town Tourist Association

wakayama Tourism Federation

 

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