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Garan

Garan

Garan is Mount Koya’s central temple complex. As such, it has multiple sacred buildings including the main halls, a bell tower, a lecture hall, scripture storage, halls dedicated to a variety of deities and notably, several large pagodas. The Konpon Daito Pagoda stands 45 metres in height and houses a state of the Dainichi Nyorai or ‘Cosmic Buddha’, the principal Buddha in Shingon Buddhism.

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The large number of buildings including pagodas within the temple boundary makes Garan highly-photogenic and popular with visitors and nearby Kongobuji Temple.

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Always open

Open daily

Free

Most visitors traveling to and from Mount Koya will use the cable-car running from/to Gokurakubashi Station. The ride takes only 5 minutes / JPY500 and operates between 05:30 and 22:30 (approximately). To reach Gokurakubashi, take the Nankai Koya Line from Namba Station or Shin-Imamiya Station in Osaka. Please note, once visitors have arrived at Mount Koya they are not permitted to walk into the town centre but must instead use a bus or taxi. The temple is conveniently located in the town centre, nearby Kongobuji Temple

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