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This Shinto-style shrine stands in the heart of the Garan complex and reflects the importance of the traditions of worship dedicated to the "local" deity of the mountain. It appears that Kukai revered these "kami" deeply and this reverence continues…
Behind the Saito, or Western Stupa, is this lovely green lawn.
This plain wood stupa adjacent to the larger Daito is known as the Western Stupa or Saito.
Viewed from the south, this is the Great Stupa or Daito, with the Lecture Hall to the left.
The Miedo, meaning "Hall of the Honorable Portrait," houses an ancient portrait of Kukai, Koyasan's ninth century founder, said to have been painted by his disciple.
This is the view from the portico of one of the old temple structures along the path toward the center of the Garan. In the distance is the large Lecture Hall, and to the left is the oldest standing structure, the Fudo Hall, which dates from the 12th…
This is a view of the Great Pagoda in the background as one approaches along the path from Kongobuji.
This small Shinto shrine is in a grove of trees across the street from the Kongobuji temple.
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