Founded by Kobo-Daishi Kukai, this is a sacred place of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism, boasting a history of 1,200 years. Scattered across the mountain at approximately 900 meters above sea level are 117 temples, including Kongobu-ji Temple, forming a large religious town. With Danjogaran and Okuno-in at its core, this sacred territory has been visited by large number of Kukai's followers. Since the town is surrounded by forests, Mt. Koya is a great place to enjoy some hiking while visiting the temples.

Location Information

  • Address

    600, Kouyasan, Kouya-cho, Wakayama, 647-0006

  • Nearest Station
    Koyasan Station
    ・ Nankai Koyasan Cable
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    8:30am - 5:00pm
    *Facilities that charge admission*Last admission 30 minutes before closing*Open until 16:30 from November to April
  • Closed
    *Visitors are allowed to stroll around the area. (*Kongobu-ji Temple is closed depending on events being held.)

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