Kōyasan is a spiritual retreat and one of Japan’s holiest sites..
Meaning “Temple of the Diamond Mountain Peak”, Kongobuji is the head temple of Shingon Buddhism.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was the first to build this structure in 1593 to commemorate his late mother.
Danjo Garan is the sect’s first temple complex.
It consists of several temples and shrines. But most noteworthy are the Kondo Hall – a large temple hall where major ceremonies are held, and the 49-meter tall Daito Pagoda in vermillion color.
White cherry blossoms at Kondo Hall.
Okunoin is Japan’s largest cemetery filled with cedar trees, and mossy gravestones.
About two kilometers long, this necropolis is the final resting place of about 200,000 people. Many of whom are historical and well-known figures.