The Koya-san (920 m) and the Gomanodan-yama (1'372 m), also known as Gomandanzan, are situated in the Wakayama Prefecture and are part of the Koya-Ryujin Quasi Nationalpark and the Kii Mountain Range. The Koya-san is primarily known as the headquarter of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.
The mountain area is famous for the Koya-Ryujin Skyline Road, which runs 42.7 km from Koyasan Okunoin to Ryujin-Mura village. The Skyline Road is laid along the ridges making the view from the road extremely panoramic. This road is loved not only by many motorists but also motorcyclists. The southern slope of the Gomanodan-yama is covered by primeval beech. Heading south from Gomasan Sky Tower there is the Gomadanzan Forest Park "Wild Life", which is known as Japan's no. 1 rhododendron area, with over 60'000 trees in full bloom.
Japan 1969, Koya-san.
Japan 1999, temple on Koya-san & skulpture of Unkei.
Unkei (1151–1223) was a Japanese sculptor of the Kei school and specialized for statues of the Buddha and other important Buddhist figures.
Japan 1969, Gomanodan-yama.