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... able to interpret his message for us and Kobo Daishi's soul is here in Koyasan. We had dinner in Kokuu guesthouse chatting with the host and some of the guests. Jess and I took a late night walk through the graveyard that is illuminated only by lanterns. Very pretty but Jess got a bit spooked out. So I'm sitting here in my capsule, about to spend my last night asleep in Japan. Tomorrow we can spend the day here before heading to the airport for our midnight flight towards ...
... us to the Naruto whirlpools where the meeting tides can't fit through the channel and create large (and not so large) whirlpools...famous in Japan of course.
... temple is famous for its lanterns. It has more than 10,000 lanterns, which continually burn. The oldest lantern has been supposedly burning for over 1,000 years! Behind the temple was a small shrine for honouring the deceased. I watched the locals, and then did as they did. They would make a coin donation, followed by lighting a stick of incense (which was lit by sticking it into a hot barrel of sand), then placing it into an altar, and finally, saying a prayer.
After the ...
... like childhood playing dress up in these clothes--apparently, the yukata is closed with left side over the right side. Given the temps outside, they also threw in a haori, an outer, heavier robe that has pockets built into the sleeves, so you can retract your hands. Again, very clever. And lot of fun and picture opportunities.
There are probably 3 main sights in Koya-san: Kongobuji (the seat of the Shingon sect), Garan (a large religious complex) and ...
... upon arriving in Kyoto, is that everyone that we met spoke at least some English... and they weren't shy to use it either. Compared to our days spent in Tokyo... where we were hard pressed to find anyone who could speak any functional English at all... navigating Kyoto was much easier because of this factor. We had a few locations we wanted to see over the next 2 days, including some shrines and palaces. We were told by the visitor's centre that taking the bus would be ...
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