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Koyasan Daimon

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Koyasan, 高野町 Koya, Ito District, Wakayama 648-0211, Japan

The gateway to Mt. Koya, this tall structure with carved guardians was built in the 11th century.

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phone+81 736-56-2011
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outdoor
free
free
24h
24h
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daytime
nighttime
nighttime
traditional
traditional

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Annie Sobol in the last week

The main gate to Koyasan, was rebuilt in 1705. It is a multistoried tower gate that stands 25.1 meters high. The statues of the guardian gods at both sides of the gate were made by Buddhist sculptors Koi and Uncho during the Edo period. The gate is also a place where beautiful sunsets can be viewed and is lit up at night, creating a mystical spectacle.

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E G 2 months ago

Massive gate at the entrance to Koyasan. Very beautiful view over the mountains as well.

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m H 5 months ago

Impressive gate at entrance to Koyasan. Very imposing and grand!

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Euan Orsini 12 months ago

Very grand structure, hard to capture the size in photos. If you are in koyasan it's definitely worth the visit. Easily accessible via a short work from the city centre. As an added benefit there is also good views across the road from the gate.

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Mat 3 years ago

Beautiful views s of The Valley. The gate is huge and very impressive The autumn leaf give a extra attractive Those are quiet times in japan, there are no tourist from overseas and this places are almost empty. Beautiful place to visits in you time In koyasan