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Koyasan Daimon, Koya-cho

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Marking the western entrance to the ancient Shingen temple complex, you'll see the vermilion gate of Koyasan Daimon as it rises starkly to 25 m (82 ft) high. Displaying ornate woodwork, the gate is guarded by two fearsome-looking but benevolent guardian dieties, Lord Un and Ah. You'll see what the pilgrims of the olden days saw, as they ended their travels and arrived here, the headquarters of the Shingen Buddhist sect. Using our international travel planner, Koya-cho attractions like Koyasan Daimon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Daimon gate is a very large gate in Koyasan's edge. The gate itself is quite impressive, but you can see it in 5min. From the gate, you can walk 100m and you'll be near a cliff where you'll be able...  more »
  • Where Kobo Daishi first entered what became this sacred area and the end of the Chôishi Michi pilgrimage route. Gate originally built elsewhere in the eleventh century and moved here a century later.....  more »

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