Koya-san Danjo Garan quick tour in Wakayama
Koya-san is one of the World Heritage sites in Japan. It takes about an hour and a half from Nankai Namba Station in Osaka to Kouya-san Station by public transportation. You can see around there in about 5 hours, but if you want to do meditation and join a night tour, 2 or 3 days would be the best.
Starting point is Daimon, a large gate.
Danjo Garan is a central training area of Koya-san with about 20 towers and halls. I liked most of this area, because I could see what it must have looked like 1200 years ago. On the 16th of every month, monks gather at Sannouin to do Houraku Rongi, a discussion of Buddhist doctrine. I was lucky to see it.
The site is so huge with several kinds of buildings to visit.
Main building is Kondo and the Entrance fee is 200 yen. Opening hours is 8:30 – 17:00.