• Kongobuji Temple
  • Kongobuji Temple
  • Kongobuji Temple
  • Kongobuji Temple

Kongobuji Temple



The name Kongobuji is a generic reference to Mount Koya that comes from Kobo Daishi’s Buddhist religious scripture. Though the site was not named as a temple until the Meiji period, it is now the central temple complex among the mountain's 117 temples. It is said that the site was originally built under a different name by Toyotomi Hideyoshi to pray to Buddha to repose the soul of his mother. It later assumed the name Seiganji Temple, and became a residence for the monk Mokujiki Ogo. In 1869 the temple was renamed Kongobuji Temple after merging with the adjacent Kosanji Temple. The temple is home to numerous attractions, including fusuma paper door paintings and a garden.

Location Information

  • Address

    132, Kouyasan, Kouya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama, 648-0294

  • Nearest Station
    Koyasan Station
    ・ Nankai Koyasan Cable
    12 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Closed
Original source: ©Shobunsha Publications Inc.

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