Koya San | Wakayama | Japan

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Koya San is the core of Shingon Buddhism, an important Buddhist section which was introduced to Japan during year 805 by Kobo Daishi.

Koya San is a place I where I could unwind from the bustling city, work stress, everyday frustrations, and depressions.Mt. Koya is a world heritage but a place where few tourists travel due to a long train ride. I recommend you should really stay overnight and just enjoy the little moment where the mother nature clears your mind and the ambiance relaxes you spiritually.
Best place to experience at a temple lodging.

Watch my short Cinematic video of Mt. Koya

Okunion Cemetery – The best part of my travel to Koyasan. The only reason why I went here is for this cemetery. Mysterious place yet you fell so spiritually guided by the spirits who believe they will be closer to Kobo Daishi, also known as Kukai, the founder of Shingon Buddhism.

Aside from the creepy mysterious tombs at Okunoin. Be amazed by the majestic trees that are estimated to be thousands year old. The cries of the insects and the chirping of birds make you really appreciate the beauty of nature.

You will miss 99% of Koyasan if you won’t experience Okunoin.

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I stayed here at Koyasan Guest House Kukuu for one night. they have the best friendly staff and they all can speak English. The moment you checked-in at the guest house, they will show you all the best spots to go. Where to eat, they will also ask you if you have allergies or if you have a specific diet, they will surely tell you where to eat. And yes, it’s the best budget inn in Koyasan.

Koyasan is conveniently accessed by Nankai Railways from Namba or Shin-Imamiya Stations. From the Station, ask the station staff for a limited express round trip ticket bound for Koyasan and unlimited ride for all Koyasan buses. I highly recommend getting the roundtrip Koyasan ticket, cheaper, the train is faster and less hassle. Click here for more info.

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