Mt. Koya in Japan


unique place The mount Koya is the unique place with you must visit on your travel to Japan. There so many zen Buddhist temples which you can visit and stay there.

a few nights in a monastery here will refresh your spirit. At least 60 of the 117 monasteries here now accept guests (20 years ago there were four willing to take foreigners). An extraordinary place, requires time to appreciate.

We absolutely loved our day to Mt Koya. We had the 3 day Kansai Thru train pass and Mt Koya reached its limits (so we really felt we got our money's worth!) The JR pass doesn't go there.

Wooden temples hidden among the trees, mist-covered mountains, smooth-headed monks in colorful robes--all the Buddhist film archetypes are alive on Mt. Koya. A deeply sacred place, central to the Shingon sect of Buddhism, Mt. Koya is also a World Heritage Site due to its more than 1000-year-old teaching and meditation sites.


Address Koya-cho, Ito-gun Wakayama Prefecture

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