Koya-san in Wakayama Prefecture is home to 117 temples that boast marvelous gardens. Some of the temple guesthouse gardens are created by famous landscape gardeners back in the Edo period or designated as Important Cultural Properties. The gardens vary greatly, and they represent the histories and characteristics of each guesthouse. Relax and enjoy the Gardens in Koyasan!
Koyasan’s Temple Guesthouse Gardens
The religious city of Koya-san, opened 1200 years ago by Koubou Daish Kuukai, is home to 117 temples, and 51 of them provide lodging to worshippers and tourists as guesthouses. At the guesthouses, you can experience service and meditation under the instruction of monks, and eat Shojin vegetarian cuisine. You can also enjoy watching the temples’ beautiful gardens.
Some of the temple guesthouse gardens are created by famous landscape gardeners back in the Edo period or designated as Important Cultural Properties, and their spaces are works of art that are filled with embellishments to enamor those who watch.
The gardens vary greatly between guesthouses, and they represent the histories and characteristics of each guesthouse. One of their charms is that you can enjoy different scenery from season to season, such as flowers blooming each season, the red foliage of autumn, and the snow of winter.
Why not spend a relaxing time and enjoy some peace of mind watching the attractive and magnificent gardens of Koya-san?
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