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This temple complex is the headquarters for the Koyasan Shingon denomination. The founder Kukai seems to have built a structure in this location back in the 9th century; the present buiding is only a few centuries old. Next door to the temple is a cluster of more modern looking buildings that houses the administrative center for the denomination, which has branch temples all throughout Japan.
Gardiner, David L. , 1957-
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Wakayama (Prefecture), Koyasan (inhabited place)
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“Kongobuji Temple,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4349.