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Koyasan, Kōya, Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0211, Japan
Garden in the center of the Buddhist Shala where we stayed with monks and nuns. The garden was pristine and carefully maintained with the gentle love of these gentle souls. Buddhism in Japan is a fascinating study. The thoughtful and respectful...
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566 Kōyasan, Kōya-chō, Ito-gun, Wakayama-ken 648-0211, Japan
By staying overnight at a Buddhist monastery in Koyasan (Mount Koya), I fulfilled a long held dream. It was quite a unique experience, and a peek behind the curtain to see how monks in a monastery actually live. It was quite something to see them,...
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Japan, 〒648-0211 Wakayama-ken, Ito-gun, Kōya-chō, Kōyasan, 高野町高野山657
The 88 Temple Pilgrimage is one of Japan's best kept secrets. Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism, traveled this very pilgrimage to gain enlightenment. Shingon translates to 'clear word'. Regardless of religious, culture, socio-economic...