My room at the temple
Beautifully presented dinner
The Koyasan Reihokan museum is a good place to begin a visit of the area as it displays numerous artworks and implements that are important in Shigon Buddhism. Nearby is the Danjo Garan complex with the striking Konpondaito Pagoda, nearly 50 meters tall.
Also impressive is the Kongobuji Temple, with beautiful painted sliding doors and the largest rock garden in Japan.
Perhaps the most interesting site, however, is the Okunoin cemetery, with more than 200,000 tombs flanked by a mountainside and nestled among cedar trees. At one end of the cemetery is the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi, the founder of Koyasan.