Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

Koya-cho, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 648-0201, Japan | Temple
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Travel Blogs from Koya-cho

Koya san

A travel blog entry by triptalk on May 05, 2014

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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 …

Kōya-San - achieving spiritual enlightenment

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness on Dec 01, 2013

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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 …

Hanging with the Monks at Koyasan

A travel blog entry by balkans2009 on Nov 27, 2013

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We left our bags in the Sakara common room early and took the metro to the JR Kyoto Station. We packed warm clothes including all our scarves, gloves and hats because it was FREEZING COLD today. We needed to get to Shin-Imamiya station in suburban Osaka to buy our tickets to Mt. Koya (Koyasan). We got to Shin-Imamiya easily using our JR pass and …

Typhoon and China Eastern Airlines

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Aug 10, 2014

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... he came up. Finally by 16:00 they changed the board to say still check-in, not go to gate. At 16:20 I noticed a huge line starting to form. I decided to get in it. By this time, it literally almost went from one end of the terminal to the other and wrapped back around. Almost all the flights were delayed until after 16:00 and everyone started getting anxious about going through security. Some security guards started going up and down the line and pulling ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsEkoin Temple, Koyasan Koya-cho

    Reviewed by balkans2009

    Staying at a temple -- a very unique experience

    Reviewed Nov 27, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Ekoin Temple, Koyasan Koya-cho

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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