Representing ”One Mountain One Site”
Mount Koya is located in the Kii mountain area, in the northern part of Kii Peninsula. From ancient times, the mountain has been worshipped as a miracle. In Mount Koya, Kobo Daishi Kukai founded the base monastery of the Shingon sect of Buddhism in 816. Kongobuji temple is its main temple.
Presently, it is the name of just the temple, but originally, Kongobuji Main Temple referred to the entire Mount Koya. Mount Koya is described as ”One Mountain One Site” with the whole of Mount Koya being a temple, and the rest of the mountain being part of the temple property.
”Hot spring” and ”ingredients” bring relaxation to body and soul
Nakata visited ”The Golden Hall” and ”Okunoin” within Kongobuji Temple. He also visited ”Koyasan Reihokan Museum”. ”The Golden Hall” is the main hall of Kongobuji, which is a tall structure within a large temple edifice. Almost all of the important events at Mount Koya take place in ”The Golden Hall”.
- Mount Koya Shingon Sect Kongobuji Main Temple
- 132 Koyasan, Koyacho, Ito, Wakayama Prefecture
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