Beautiful temples in snowy mountains – Koyasan Day 2

After our first day in Koyasan, I we went to the west side to see the famous Buddhist temples and pilgrimage trails that have made this place a UNESCO World Heritage site. Day 1 report can be found here.

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This is Daimon, at the entrance to Koyasan’s west side.
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After Daimon, we went on a walk through the snowy mountains, on an old pilgrimage route.

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These stones mark the route taken by the pilgrims.

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A very cute Buddha!  Why is it hugging a frog??

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Walking around the town you will come across sights like this everywhere.

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Inside Kongobuji Temple, a must-see in Koyasan.
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It’s full of these kinds of Japanese walls.

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We then made our way to the main temple complex, with the above Kanpon Daito Temple.
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There were several little temples like this around the area.
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Coming back to Osaka on the cable car!

Want to visit this area?  Check out our Koyasan budget travel guide.  Day 1 report can be found here.

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