Author Archives: Rhonda Krause

Koyasan- Guide to Visiting the Sacred Sites of Mt. Koya

Koyasan- sacred, traditional and somewhat mysterious- was one of the most rewarding places we visited in Japan. In this quiet mountain town, we not only got a glimpse into the time-honored ways of Japanese religious life, we got to experience it. We stayed overnight in Buddhist temple, sampled the customary vegetarian cuisine and attended a...

Danjo Garan- Koyasan’s Central Temple Complex

As a sacred site for Buddhism in Japan, Koyasan features many temples dedicated to the practice of Shingon Buddhism. While each is important in their own way, none is as central to Buddhism in Koyasan as the Dai Garan Complex. About the Dai Garan Complex (Danjo Garan) Since the founding of Koyasan in 816, the...


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