Koyasan (Kongobuji Temple)
[A holy site with 1,200 years of history]
The top of this 900 m mountain is the birthplace of Shingon esoteric Buddhism. It has flourished as a sacred place for 1,200 years. There are quite a few temples such as Kongobuji Head Temple in the mountain. There is a holy atmosphere especially around Okunoin, where Kukai, who established a monastery in Koyasan, fell into deep meditation. There are many tombs of historic figures. This mountain was designated as World Heritage in 2004.
[Admission Fee] Kongobuji temple: Jr. High school and above ¥1000, Primary school ¥300
Kongobuji temple: A short walk from Kongobuji-mae bus stop by Nankai Rinkan bus from Nankai Koyasan Stn. (to reach Koyasan Stn., transfer to cable car is needed at Nankai Gokuraku-bashi Stn.)
[Credit card] Not accepted
[Language] English leaflet available
- Postal Code
- 132 Koyasan, Koya-cho Ito-gun, Wakayama
- Kongobuji temple: 0736-56-2011
Free to enter Koyasan.
Kongobuji temple: 8:30-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
- Open all-year round
- 21 Jun 2020