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Koyasan is jam packed full of artwork linked to esoteric Buddhism and includes among its number a great many important cultural properties. The Koyasan Reihokan Museum houses both Buddhist paintings and 3D forms of art.

The vermilion lacquered gate surrounded by trees and known as Daimon serves as the main gate for the town; standing 25.1m in height and protected by 2 huge Kongorikishi statues on either side. The structure has been burned down and damaged by lighting many times with the gate seen today a 1705 reconstruction. On a clear day, it is said that Awajishima Island floating atop the Inland Sea can be seen in the distance.

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