Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Sights

Danjo Garan (Sacred Precinct)

  • 152 Koya-san Map It
  • Koya-cho
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The most striking of Danjo Garan's outsize halls is the 147-feet tall Kompon-daito (Great Stupa). This red pagoda with an interior of brightly colored beams contains five large seated gold Buddhas. Last rebuilt in 1937, the two-story structure has an unusual style and rich vermilion color. From Kongobu-ji, walk down the temple's main stairs and take the road to the right of the parking lot in front of you; in less than five minutes you will reach Danjo Garan itself.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • ¥200 to enter the Kompon-daito
  • Daily 8:30–5

Published 12/10/2015


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