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Danjo Garan

The center of Koyasan faith, representing the world of mandala
with important towers and halls.
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Danjo Garan
This is the first place where Kukai, a.k.a. Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon esoteric Buddhism, began developing the Koyasan area into a temple precinct. Kobo Daishi set Danjo Garan as the center of Pagodas and halls based on the idea of Shingon esoteric Buddhism. When you trail the course, you first go through the central gate, the Kondo is at the center of your vision and go counter-clock wise, Rokkyokeizoh, Sannohto, Western stupa, Great pagoda, Aizendo, Hudoudo are placed. This formation of the pagodas and halls represents the world of mandala, the Buddhist visual schema of the enlighten mind preached by Dainichi Buddha, Cosmic Buddha. It is the holiest site of the faith equivalent with Okunoin, the Inner sanctuary. We recommend you to trail the pilgrimage course according to the designated order.
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    Danjo Garan
    132, Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

    Access from major landmarks

    Wakayama Station - Koyasan Station
    From Wakayama Station to Hashimoto Station
    One hour minutes (via JR Wakayama Line)
    From Hashimoto Station to Gokurakubashi Station
    Forty minutes (via Nankai Koya Line express)
    From Gokurakubashi Station to Koyasan Station
    Five minutes (via Nankai Koyasan Cable)

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