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.
+ Buddhist experience: chanting or writing sutras, Ajikan experience
+ Staying in Shukubo Temple Lodgings, eating lunch (vegetarian diet dishes)
+ Night tour of Okunoin of Koyasan
- Wakayama prefecture
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- Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Koyasan
- 10 minutes by bus from Nankai Koyasan Station
- World Heritage Koyasan
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