Ekoin Temple, Koyasan
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEkoin Temple, Koyasan Koya-cho
A very unique place to stay. Enjoy the baths and do some comtemplating with the monks. Just bring a snack if a high-tofu diet is not your thing.
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Koya san is a very ancient temple site, which is now kind of a town with over one hundred temples. Hosting people like me is big business for the monks, but there is nothing too fake about it. You sleep at the temple in your own very nice tatami room, they serve a vegan dinner in your room and invite you to learn meditation (where I learned I can't …
From Nara we made our way to Kōya-San. Kōya-San is a small town at the top of a mountain reachable by cable car or road.
We were staying in a temple called the Eko-In. It is a really nice temple and we got the chance to see how the Buddhist monks live by sleeping on tatami mats, praying early in the morning, learning Ajikan …
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