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Kōya (高野町, Kōya-chō) is a town located on a plateau atop Mt. Koya in Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The town is known as the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.

Kōya
高野町
Town
View of sightseeing of Mount Koya spot, with one of UNESCO World Heritage site
View of sightseeing of Mount Koya spot, with one of UNESCO World Heritage site
Flag of Kōya
Flag
Location of Kōya in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Kōya in Wakayama Prefecture
Kōya is located in Japan
Kōya
Kōya
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°13′N 135°35′E / 34.217°N 135.583°E / 34.217; 135.583Coordinates: 34°13′N 135°35′E / 34.217°N 135.583°E / 34.217; 135.583
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureWakayama Prefecture
DistrictIto
Government
 • MayorTakeji Kise (since May 2010)
Area
 • Total137.08 km2 (52.93 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total3,279
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeSciadopitys verticillata
 • FlowerRhododendron
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressOji Koyasan 636, Koya Town, Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県伊都郡高野町大字高野山636)
648-0281
Websitewww.town.koya.wakayama.jp

As of October 1, 2016, the town has an estimated population of 3,279 and a density of 24 persons per km². The total area is 137.08 km².

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