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Kongobu-ji (Kongobu-ji Temple)

Kongobu-ji (Kongobu-ji Temple) Review

On the southwestern side of Koya-san, Kongobu-ji is the chief temple of Shingon Buddhism. It was first built in 1592 as the family temple of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and rebuilt in 1861 to become the main temple of the Koya-san community. The screen-door artwork and landscaped rock garden, the largest in Japan, are both well worth the admission fee.

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  • Address: 132 Koya-san, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama-ken 648-0211 | Map It
  • Cost: ¥500
  • Hours: Daily 8:30–4:30
  • Location: Koya-san
Updated: 09-20-2013

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