Ekoin Temple

Koya-cho, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 648-0201, Japan | Temple
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Kōya-San - achieving spiritual enlightenment

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness


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


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 …

Day 7: Koyasan or one day living with monks

A travel blog entry by oandb


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 …

Len nui koya

A travel blog entry by linux4gen2

1gio chung toi moi ra khoi hostel vs di len nambai. O day an trua udon noodle. Di tau di koyasan mua kon ticket di kansai airport nen phai di doi ve de toi koyasan. Cac anh soat ve o day nhiet tinh chi dan va cho chung toi doi ve . Dieu nsy o my cung kho khan vi cac snh phai make exception va goi dt len station o koyasan de cho chung toi di ra. …

Day 8: Prayers in the morning...

A travel blog entry by oandb


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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    TravelPod Member ReviewsEkoin Temple 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 Koya-cho

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