Top 10 things to do in Koyasan

  1. Kongobu-ji Temple
    132 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This temple is the head temple of Shingon Buddhism and is home to many important cultural treasures, including a stunning rock garden and wall paintings.
  2. Okunoin Cemetery
    Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This cemetery is the largest in Japan and is home to the mausoleums of many famous historical figures, including Kukai, the founder of Shingon Buddhism.
  3. Daimon Gate
    Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This imposing gate marks the entrance to Koyasan and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city.
  4. Garan Temple Complex
    275 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This temple complex is home to numerous important buildings and artifacts, including the Konpon Daito pagoda and the Kondo hall.
  5. Koyasan Reihokan Museum
    243 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This museum houses a vast collection of cultural artifacts, including Buddhist statues, scrolls, and other religious items.
  6. Nyonindo Hall
    132 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This hall is dedicated to the goddess of the afterlife and is home to many beautiful statues and other religious items.
  7. Kongosanmai-in Temple
    132 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This temple is known for its beautiful gardens and traditional Japanese architecture, and is a popular spot for meditation and reflection.
  8. Shojoshin-in Temple
    128 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This temple is known for its beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring and its stunning autumn foliage in the fall.
  9. Torodo Hall
    132 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This hall is dedicated to the founder of Shingon Buddhism and is home to many beautiful lanterns and other religious items.
  10. Koyasan Station
    101 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211
    This train station is the starting point for many visitors to Koyasan and is known for its beautiful architecture and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.