Kongobu-ji Head Temple


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This temple, the head temple of Koyasan Shingon esoteric Buddhism, was established by Kukai and has approximately 3,600 branch temples throughout Japan. It is located almost right in the center of the mountain top. Don't miss the beautiful fusuma (panel) paintings of seasonal flowers and birds, as well as Banryu Garden, Japan's largest rock garden.

132 Koya Town


Access Ride the Koya Rinkan Bus from Nankai Koyasan Station and get off at "Kongobuji-mae"
Access by Car From the Wakayama Kita Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway towards Hashimoto, take Prefectural Road 139 and National Route 24, 480 towards Koya for approximately 47.3 km.

Name/address in local language

  • 金剛峯寺 Kongobu-ji Head Temple
  • Address 伊都郡高野町132 132 Koya Town
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Contact Kongobuji Temple
Tel +81-(0)736-56-2011
Last updated: 2021-02-02

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