Koyasan is a rare world treasure that will be appreciated by the discerning traveler in search of what is real and authentic.
I have spent many weeks in Koyasan over the past 12 years as it is unique in the world: A living tradition as vital today as it was a thousand years ago.
For discerning travelers who seek a singular experience of the Japanese culture at its best Koyasan is a priceless destination. It holds a lineage of over 1200 years dedicated to the highest principles of Shingon Buddhism. Whether you are a spiritual seeker of someone who appreciates one of the few remaining treasures of traditional Japan Koyasan will exceed your expectations.
Lodging is only available at temples in Koyasan and it is wise to research which temples are receptive to non-Japanese visitors.
The food is the best vegetarian cuisine in the world as they have had over 1200 years of refining their selections and presentations. It is an art form in itself that you would easily pay more for a single meal in Kyoto than a nights lodging in Koyasan which includes both dinner and breakfast.
The morning ceremony is serenely beautiful and unlike anything your are likely to experience anywhere else. For those whose interest is in scholarly esoteric Buddhism the library at Koyasan is unparalleled.
To fully appreciate this heritage site I most highly recommend you research its history and founding by Kobo Daishi so that you can enjoy the experience most fully
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