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What makes the area of Koyasan so special?

What makes the area of Koyasan so special?

Koyasan is centered on Kongobu-ji Temple built in 816 and is divided into several areas. Danjo Garan is the religious center of Koyasan. The unique style of the temple complex is based on the Shingon doctrine exerted tremendous influence as the architectural model for nearly 4000 Shingon temples throughout Japan.

Who founded the temple in Koyasan?

Kobo Daishi
The History In the year 816 AD, a monk by the name of Kukai (774 ~ 835 AD), posthumously named Kobo Daishi, founded Shingon Buddhism and the monastery complex known as Koyasan.

How many temples are in Koyasan?

117 temples
Of Koyasan’s 117 temples, Fudoin is one of 52 that allow overnight guests. Why so many shukubo? Located in Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture, Koyasan is a must-hit site for spiritual Japanese.

What city is Mount Koya in?

Wakayama Prefecture
Mount Kōya

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Danjogaran, the central point of Mount Kōya
Location Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Part of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Criteria Cultural: ii, iii, iv, vi

Where are the Buddhist temples on Mount Koyasan?

The Koyasan Temples. The main Mount Koya temple area is about a 20 minute walk from the cemetery and has some impressive buildings. You can see Buddhists praying to the various deities that are worshipped there. Mt Koya temple complex.

What kind of mountain is Mount Koya in Japan?

Mount Kōya (高野山, Kōya-san) is a large temple settlement in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan to the south of Osaka. In the strictest sense, Mount Kōya is the mountain name (sangō) of Kongōbu-ji Temple, the ecclesiastical headquarters of the Koyasan sect of Shingon Buddhism.

How do you get to Mount Koya from Osaka?

Following is a detailed guide on how to reach Mount Koya from Osaka. Take the Nankai line from Osaka’s stations – Nanka or Shin-Imamiya. Take the Nankai line from any of these two stations and ride to Gokurakubashi station. Once at Gokurakubashi, take the Nankai Koyasan Cable car.

Where to stay in the Koyasan area of Japan?

The temple building is also situated nearby. A Buddhist temple lodging accommodation, Kumagaiji lies amid mountains in the sacred Koyasan area. It features classic Japanese architecture and a tranquil atmosphere, adjoining a temple built in 837. The property serves traditional vegetarian meals.