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. 

Daimon at Koyasan

Daimon at Koyasan

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.

Main entrance's a Guardian

Main entrance’s a Guardian

Rokkaku Kyozo

Rokkaku Kyozo

Sannouin at Koyasan

Sannouin

The site is so huge with several kinds of buildings to visit.

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Saitou rebuilt in 1834

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Toutou rebuilt in 1984

Miedou

Miedou

Main building is Kondo and the Entrance fee is  200 yen. Opening hours is 8:30 – 17:00.