Snowy Buddhist mountain town – Koyasan Day 1

Koyasan is a secluded town south of Osaka, full of temples for people to stay in and view. I went here last week and had one of my holidays in Japan. This UNESCO World Heritage site is so stunning in the winter.  Day 2 report can be found here.  Here are some highlights from my trip:

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 Taking the cable car up the mountain.

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 This is probably the kind of place that you would stay at in Koyasan, in temple lodgings.

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The entrance to Okunoin Temple and graveyard.

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Messages for the dead…..
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It’s a decent walk through the graveyard to the temple at the end.
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Making our way up from the main entrance.

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The main entrance to Okunoin Temple.  Inside you can see monks praying and singing.
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These golden lanterns were everywhere.  There were also golden ornaments inside and outside in the praying area.koyasan_Okunoin_4

One of the little buildings inside the temple complex.

So my first day in Koyasan was lots of fun, and the above is only a fraction of what you can see in the area.  More soon!

Check out our Koyasan guide for more information about the place.  Day 2 report can be found here

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