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Final destination for women in the old days

Until the end of the Edo period the whole area was off limits for women. In order to give them a... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
japanfan2016
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Fukuoka, Japan
The hub of three trails

From the attached map, you can see Nyonindo is the hub of four routes in which one of them is bus... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Love_the_nature
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San Francisco
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1 Jun 2017
“The women's temple in Koyasan”
13 Feb 2017
“Final destination for women in the old days”
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709 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Koyasan used to be a "male only" place and women were allowed only up to this temple near the entrance to the mountain. Of course that is no longer the case but this temple is a worthwhile place to visit and see the many women...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Until the end of the Edo period the whole area was off limits for women. In order to give them a place to worship Kukai, there were several Nyonindō (Women Halls). This is the remaining last one.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

From the attached map, you can see Nyonindo is the hub of four routes in which one of them is bus only and three others are all good short-distance walking trails (ranging from 20 mins to 1 hour). The shortest one is from Nyonindo to...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2014

The last of the women’s temple in Koyasan. Across the road is the Otake-Jizo and next to the jizo is the start of the women’s trail to circumvent the town to get to Okunoin. Nyonindo is an easy walk from town, a little up hill...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 21 February 2013

The last remaining women's gate. There isn't much to see but it is worth a short visit and the walk from town towards it is lovely.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 20 November 2012

they say Kukai's mother could not enter the sacred grounds on Koyasan, so she had to stay on the edge of town. This is one of several women's lodges that they used to have. Be sure to do the Nyonin-no-michi (women's path) just outside the...More

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