Kongobuji Temple is one of the most important in the Mount Koya complex. Constructed during the 16th century, it is the head temple of Shingon Buddhism.
The temple is known for its exquisite interior and Banryutei Rock Garden – the largest rock garden in Japan. The expansive and manicured grounds are punctuated by large stones rising from the racked peddle floor, representing two dragons emerging from a sea of clouds.
Kongobuji is conveniently located in the town centre and nearby Garan.