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Mount Koya

Mount Kōya is a mountain in Wakayama prefecture to the south of Osaka, Japan, primarily known as the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. First settled in 816 by the monk Kūkai as a retreat far away from the courtly intrigues of Kyoto, Mt.

Buddhist temple, rated 3.5 of 5

Around Mount Koya

Destinations in the Mount Koya area include Benten Dake, Kōya Chō and Ito-gun.
Landmarks in the area include Kōyasan-eki, Gokurakubashi-eki and Kiikamiya-eki.

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