Travel Blogs from Koya-cho
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 …
Balkans2009 stayed here on Nov 27, 2013 during their trip titled: Japan 2013.
We could not come to Japan and not experience the religious side of the country.
Koya-san was thus the perfect destination to escape the city and retire (at least for one day!) in a buddhist temple to live with the monks on the top of a holly mountain.
The route to Koya-san from Kyoto is pretty easy: first you catch a Shinkansen to …
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Wake up at 6am this morning in order to attend two morning ceremonies at Eko-in: the morning prayer in the big temple at 6:30 and the fire ceremony in the small temple at 7:00.
A monk came and knocked at our door at 6:25. Everybody who said to be interested by joining the ceremonies followed him in the long corridors of the temple. We reached …
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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.