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Westend giant gate where is the main entrance to Koya town from west

This huge west gate is accessible by public nankai bus orange line, I chose to use Kansai Through... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
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Entrance of koyasan

Nice walk to west side of koyasan. In the old days women were not allowed to pass and enter... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
claudia p
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Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This huge west gate is accessible by public nankai bus orange line, I chose to use Kansai Through Pass ftom Wakayama. It's used for all three bus lines to visit around koya world heritage site so this gate is besutiful at sunset time. There are...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Was there at sundown with no crowds and not getting sunburnt. One of the many delights of koyasan. It’s a grand gate alright.

Thank Shirley T
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is at one end of Koyasan and is an entrance gate. Whilst it is impressive, there's not much else to see here and there is a road that runs right past it.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Not much to see but the big red door is looking wonderful at down. Unfortunatly most of the wooden structures already burn at least once the door looks more recent which doesnt fit the expectaction one might have before reaching it

1  Thank MaylisC16
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Daimon Gate is at the far end of town. A bit of a hike out, or take the bus to save some energy. Across the road from the gate there is a beautiful view across the plains.

1  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Nice walk to west side of koyasan. In the old days women were not allowed to pass and enter Koyasan. It's a huge tori gate

1  Thank claudia p
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Take a quiet stroll to the edge of koyasan to take in this impressive entry way to this sacred town. (There's a small park on the way to distract the kids!)

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

If my understanding is right, this is where pilgrims to Koyasan would start the journey before finishing at Kobo Daishi's mausoleum (in Okunoin cemetery), it's an impressive building and I think this is where you should start looking at the town. I went on the...More

Thank Nadira158
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited three temples in an afternoon with a guide who took us through the history of the temple which added real value

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

After taking the cablecar to Koya-san station, take the bus directly to Daimon (last stop). Daimon is the entryway to Koya-san and an amazing sight to see. Photos may not capture the immense size of this gate, and the architecture and guardian deities are quite...More

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