Stay in Shukubo Temple Lodging and eat Shojin-Ryori (strict vegetarian cuisine) - World Heritage Koyasan

Long ago in the early Heian Period, the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi established a monastery in Koyasan, a remote mountain district in in the Kii Mountain Range in present-day Wakayama Prefecture. The mountain became one of the major holy sites of Japanese Buddhism, and such is its cultural significance that in 2004 Koyasan was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, under the category of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. The site is visited by large numbers of tourists and pilgrims each year, and in Shukubo Temple Lodgings travellers can enjoy the regional specialty of sesame tofu and shojin-ryori made with seasonal ingredients.

* Shojin ryori: Vegetarian diet dishes without meat or fish according to a Buddhist teaching against killing.

[Available activities]
+ Buddhist experience: chanting or writing sutras, Ajikan experience
+ Staying in Shukubo Temple Lodgings, eating lunch (vegetarian diet dishes)
+ Night tour of Okunoin of Koyasan

Address
Prefecture
Wakayama prefecture
City / town
Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Koyasan
Street
600
Postcode
648-0200
Access
10 minutes by bus from Nankai Koyasan Station
Contact
World Heritage Koyasan
Tel
0736-56-2616
URL
http://www.shukubo.net/
Methods of reservation
Website
Methods of cancelation
Telephone / website
Conditions of resservation and cancelation
 
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