Wednesday, December 18, 2013


One of the best parts of our trip to Japan was travelling up the Kii Mountains to Koyasan.

We took a train part way and a funicular the rest of the way up Mt. Koya.
Its a long way so it must of been one hard pilgrimage back before they had trains, eh.

Koyasan was established almost 1200 years ago by the Buddhist monk Kobo-Daishi.

There are many temples, the most impressive of which is Kongobu-ji, the Temple of the Diamond Mountain.

We stayed in a Shukubo, a Temple that hosts people.

It was very traditional and an awesome experience.

I would definitely like to find my way back there again someday.
Pictures of Koyasan are up in the galleries

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