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Mount Koya

Mount Koya (高野山, Kōya-san) is a mountain in Wakayama prefecture to the south of Osaka. First settled in 819 by the monk Kūkai, Mt Koya is primarily known as the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.

Mount Koya temple pathway

Pathway leading through the maple tree forest to the temples on Koya mountain, Japan.

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Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle (大阪城, Ōsaka-jō) is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometre square. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside. The Castle grounds, which cover approximately 60,000 square metres contain 13 structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government, including the Toyokuni Shrine.

Osaka Castle

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Osaka Castle

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Osaka Castle

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Osaka Castle

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Osaka Castle

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See also:
Himeji Castle