JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 12 – THE MONASTERY AT KOYASAN

by Antonio Gil October. 29, 2020 368 views
Train to Hashimoto (on our way to Koyasan)

Train to Hashimoto (on our way to Koyasan)

This train looked like Nautilus submarine from Jules Verne's novel

This train looked like Nautilus submarine from Jules Verne's novel

Inside the bus heading to Koyasan in a very sinuous road – Teresa's picture

Inside the bus heading to Koyasan in a very sinuous road – Teresa's picture

Time schedule during our stay at the monastery Hoon-in – Teresa's picture

Time schedule during our stay at the monastery Hoon-in – Teresa's picture

Temple complex – Teresa's picture

Temple complex – Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

♫♫ Shukubo Yochi-In - Koya San ♫♫

Some temples in Japan, especially in popular pilgrimage destinations, offer temple lodgings (宿坊, shukubō) to visiting pilgrims and tourists. Temple lodgings offer an excellent chance to get a taste of the simple, traditional lifestyle of Buddhist monks.

Koyasan is one of the best places in Japan to experience a night at a temple.

Temple lodgings typically offer simple, private, traditional Japanese rooms with tatami floors, sliding doors (fusuma) and shared toilets and sinks. Bedding is provided in form of futons that are spread on the tatami floor during the night. During winter gas heaters provide warmth.

Dinner and breakfast feature vegetarian monks' cuisine (shojin ryori) with specialties such as konnyaku (devils tongue jelly), yuba (tofu skin) and koyadofu (freeze dried tofu).

Guests are also invited to participate in morning prayers which typically start around 6:00am, last for about 30-45 minutes and are followed by breakfast around 7:00.

www.japan-guide.com

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José Manuel 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Transportes e esculturas. Boas fotos. smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Esta foi uma publicação de transição, daí a mistura 😊

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Jay Boggess 2 weeks, 6 days ago

#1 & #2---exciting shots! I Love trains!
Did you stay there & participate in al the activities. 
Looks like an interesting place!
Lovely camera work!
+1smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Yes we did. We had to wake up very early in the morning (and it was so cold) to attend the Buddhist ceremonies. It was interesting to live that experience. Thanks my friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 week, 2 days ago

U 2 have such interesting lives & experiences. I'm always keen to see, read & hear of your exploits! I love to travel too. I hope the world opens up to us again some day, B 4 2 long, don't U2?????
Get well soon!!!!
I'm always keen to see your fine offerings on PB!+1smile+1

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Camellia Staab 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Very interesting and different looking train, another new one for me. smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 3 weeks, 3 days ago

The Japanese love to pimp up things 😊 Happy weekend Camellia

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Francesc 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Great Teresa's work!!! Happy day my friends

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Next few days all the pictures are from Teresa because I got really sick and had to stay at the monastery resting. Thanks my friend

3 weeks, 5 days ago Edited
Amy Daniels Replied to Antonio Gil 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Feel better Antonio

3 weeks, 5 days ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Thanks Amy

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