Wakayama Marina City Royal Pines Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Smoking rooms available
- Kids pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- High-speed internet in room (free)
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... You can pray for the well-being of your family, prosperity in business, recovery from illness, traffic safety or school success. The fee is 300 yen” (about $2.50).
After the ceremony we had another elegant Japanese vegetarian meal, and then visited two important sites on Mt. Koya. The first was the single most prestigious cemetery in all of Japan, Okunoin, favored by the heads of giant Japanese corporations, some emperors, and many other ...
... your flowers symmetrical etc. The teacher was happy with what I made, she asked me if it was my first time and also said I was good at it. There are about 9 girls in the club including me and another Aussie. On Saturday there are a bunch of junior high school students coming for an open day, so my first arrangement will be on display! Usually you take the flowers home to your family.
Fun Fact: For the song 'Happy Birthday' they sing the English version.
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... the Buddhist temple we were staying in for the night. The whole process took about four hours and cost $53 each (round trip returning to Osaka).
Mount Koya has been a place of pilgrimage since the monk Kobo Daishi was inspired to found the Shingon school of Buddhism amid its ancient cedars in the ninth century. First settled in 819, Mt. Kōya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. Practitioners at Koyasan ...
... 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 ...
... a small mountain between several larger ones in Wakayama prefecture.
Like Nara, Koya-san also has a central business area, but Koya-san's is much smaller than Nara's and the business is pretty much selling souvenirs and pilgrimage accessories. You can see the word omiyage (souvenir) within a stone's throw in any given direction. Nankai station in Namba sells a useful combination ticket called the Koyasan Free Sabic (or 'service' in English) ...