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Koyasan, located at an altitude of 867m and registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site, is a sacred place for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. Kobo Daishi, Kukai, a religious giant, opened as a training ground, and over 1200 years, many tourists have visited this area beyond their status and religions.
There is only a sacred place for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism, and its location is deep in Wakayama Prefecture. It can be accessed by Nankai train from Namba (Minami), but it takes about 2 hours by train, cable car and bus to the sights such as Okunoin and Danjo Garan.
Many monks are still training.
Nankai Cable Train
The Koyasan Cable Car is a line that connects Gokurakubashi Station, the terminal station of the Koya Line, and Koyasan Station, the gateway to Koyasan, the sacred place of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism.
The cable car is a kind of “steel cable railway” by law, and we call it “steel cable line”.
Opened in 1930, it boasts one of the best histories in Japan and has played a role as a means of transportation not only for visitors to this mountain but also for residents of it.
With a total length of 0.8 km and a height difference of 328 m, it rises almost at the same height as Tokyo Tower in about 5 minutes.
Daimon (Main Gate)
Take the bus to Daemon from the station.
“Daimon” at the entrance of Koyasan is the main gate of the area. At the time of its opening, there was a torii gate in Kuori-Dani, which was slightly lower than its current location. The current building was rebuilt in Hoei 2 (1705). It is the largest wooden double gate in Japan with a height of 25.1 m, a width of 23 m and a depth of 8 m, and the bright red coating is spectacular.
Koyasan Kongofuji Temple is elegant, with a variety of buildings, including the main building that is about 60 meters east and west and about 70 meters north and south, and has a total area of about 48,300 tsubos. is.
Many people have mistaken this Kongo-Buji for the main hall, but originally the Kongo-Buji refers to the whole of it. The main hall of it is a golden hall with a large cathedral, and many important events of Koyasan are held.
Nemoto Daito, one of the most beautiful mountains in Koyasan, is about a 10-minute walk from Kongobu-Ji Temple. Built as the main dojo of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism, this is the first Tahoto in Japan, with four Buddhas enshrined inside, and the vermilion vividness is particularly eye-catching beauty.
The tower is large enough to look up. On the surface of the ground are the leaves of Sankei pine, which is said to have rooted in the place where the three pestles of the esoteric tool dropped by Kukai into the air.
|Price||Depend on Temple (Free-600 yen|
|Address||Koyasan, Koya, Ito District, Wakayama 648-0211|
The first thing to remember is access from Namba to Koyasan. It is a basin that spreads over mountains at an altitude of 800 to 900 meters. We go up the mountain in the order of Namba → Hashimoto → Paradise Bridge → Koyasan. From Hashimoto, there is also the option of “sky”. There is also a ” Limited Express Koya ” service from Namba.
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