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Shukubo Kongo Sanmai-In in Koyasan
- Minamoto no Yoritomo founded the feudal bakufu system and was eventually swept up in clan warfare and political intrigue. His leadership and bravery on the battlefield, as well as his political philosophy is remembered in great works of literature. When he died, his widow Hojo Masako had the Kongo-sanmai-in Temple built to pray for the mortal souls of her husband and their son. Now, the temple welcomes short-term lodgers from among the pilgrims and curious that visit Koyasan. Shukubo Kongo Sanmai-In in Koyasan The temple’s setting, ensconced in forest, is second to none. Upon arriving, one’s curiosity is drawn by the temple’s stupa. The stupa is a more somber and much smaller mirror of the mighty orange Koyasan Danjogaran. One of the oldest tahoto-style pagodas in the country, the subdued color shows the age of the original vermillion. Shukubo Kongo Sanmai-In in Koyasan More than fifty temples are registered with the Koyasan Shukubo Association to provide lodging (in Japanese, shukubo). The experience ranges from temple to temple but most offer a barebones traditional room, traditional Buddhist meals, and the chance to experience something of the life of a contemplative. Shukubo Kongo Sanmai-In in Koyasan ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
- Koyasan Guest house kokuu
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- Wakayama Ito-gun Koyacho Koyasan 49-43
Koyasan is a place of connections and if you visit you’ll find yourself spontaneously connecting with both locals and people from all around the world (true even for a loner). Kokuu’s owners and...
- 456 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Itsu-gun
We spent 4 days of our vacation on the Kii Peninsula and ended at Koya-san, a magical and serene setting that was worth the trek to get there. Staying at Fudoin was really special and much more...
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- Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 566
This would be a five star review but for the food. While much of it was good, it was, as advertised an austere meal. each item was either very subtle or shockingly funky or salty. Im an...
- 594 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun
The hosts here (part of the temple) are really hospitable. The room is clean and they do their utmost to help out where possible despite the language difficulties. The food was absolutely amazing and...
- 143 Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun Wakayama
I recently stayed one night at this monastery cum pilgrims lodgings located in the centre of Koyasan village and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As mentioned this is not exactly a hotel, rather...
Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.
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