Mount Koya


Mount Koya (aka Koyasan), located in the Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka, Japan, is the site of a temple complex founded in 819 CE by the scholar monk Kukai as the headquarters for Shingon Buddhism. There are temples and sacred buildings around the base of the mountain, on its slopes and on the top plateau which is 820 metres (2,690 ft) above sea level. Mount Koya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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