Kongobu-ji Temple, Koya-cho

4.6
Constructed in 1593, Kongobu-ji Temple forms part of World Heritage Site and boasts one of the largest rock gardens in Japan. Take your shoes off and walk through the Ohiroma Room, used for important rituals and ceremonies, then sip some hot tea in the large tatami hall. From there, you can access the sprawling garden, featuring a centerpiece of 140 granite stones arranged in the shape of two dragons. Finish your visit in the kitchen, where enormous kamado stoves regularly cook for up to 2,000 people. Add Kongobu-ji Temple to your Koya-cho travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Koya-cho trip builder tool.
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  • Came here on a cold rainy day. There are large golden Buddha statues in the shrine together with painted pilons that form a mandala around the center. Austere but beautiful. Center of Shingon (an...  more »
  • Kongobu-ji temple is the center of the Shogun Buddhist community. There are many temples and subtemples and there is an interesting (huge) Zen Garden. Staff is highly accomodating to visitors.  more »
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