Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Sights

Dai-mon (Great Gate)

  • 249 Koya-san Map It
  • Koya-cho
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Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

Every year a million visitors pass through Koya-san's Great Gate to enter the great complex of 117 temples and monasteries. Traveling to Koya-san takes you through mountain wilderness, but the town itself is sheltered and self-contained. The main buildings are imposing, while the minor temples are in a wide range of styles and colors, each offering small-scale beauty in its decor or garden. Monks, pilgrims, and tourists mingle in the main street, the sneaker-wearing, motorcycle-riding monks often appearing the least pious of all.

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249 Koya-san, Ito-gun, Wakayama-ken, 648-0211, Japan

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Updated 09/20/2013

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