Koyasan Japan – Mount Koya (also called Koyasan), both a sacred mountain that also acts as an important pilgrimage site for followers of Shingon Buddhism, is one of Japan’s most significant and well-known religious establishments.
Konpon Daito was built as a seminary or place to learn the Shingon Mikkyō. It is the oldest two-storied pagoda still standing. The main Buddha who worshipped here is Taizo Dainichi Nyorai. The entire temple grounds are a 3D version of a mandala(Buddhist symbol representing the universe). The Konpon Daito stands in the middle of […]
Mount Koya (高野山, Kōyasan) is the center of Shingon Buddhism. An important Buddhist sect which was introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi. Also known as Kukai, one of Japan’s most significant religious figures. A small, secluded temple town has developed around the sect’s headquarters that Kobo Daishi built on Koyasan’s wooded mountaintop. It […]