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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In truth, if we know Japanese Buddhism in the US at all, we know Zen Buddhism. But Zen is only one of the eight major Buddhist traditions in Japan, and neither the most ancient or the most popular or the most prestigious here. In general, it is fair to say that Zen Buddhism is far more popular today outside of Japan then within it. Today I learned …
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 …
... museum in it. That was rather enjoyable although I did not enjoy getting rained on on the way there, note he frizzy hair. There was a lookout tower where you could see the mountains and the ocean which was quite impressive.
We went shopping for some last minute gifts then had my favorite Japanese cuisine, okonomiyaki, for lunch. It is Japanese vegetable ...