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Koyasan and Kumano Hongu Taisha ①

CasttleHeritageHiking/TrekkingJapanese FoodLifeServicesShrineSightseeing/Place to visitTemple | 2018年5月27日

Hello Everyone !!
Japan is getting warmer and good season for road trip (^^)
We would like to share our experince for Road trip here !!
Some days ago , we went to road trip with our Big size Campervan (Toyota HI ACE ) .
Our group is 2adult and 2kids (3years old and 9years old) and our equipments are bedding , cutlery set and dinning set from CamperxCamper
Travel itinerary is firstly Koyasan and Kumano hongu shrine in Wakayama prefecture, then go to Mie prefecture and Gamagori city in Aichi prefecture

Our first destination Koyasan ,it’s one of our favorite place . We visited Koyasan often since it’s close from Osaka and popular tourist spot http://eng.shukubo.net/

It is located on the mountain sea level 800m and this temple is founded by Ku-Kai (koubou daishi )
It is UNESCO site and very holy place for Japanese Buddhist

​town view①
town view②

​town view③
The wether is good and and we felt bit hot in the van but due to the location , around Koyasan is kind of cool.
So you may need long sleeves  except for summer !!

After we arrived at there , we went to worship to Head temple named Kongobuji and Okunoin.Okunoin has many memorial tower and we felt very cool and quiet atmosphere

(Head temple Kongobuji)
(Kongobuji②)

(Okunoin)
After worship , we had a break eating rice cake , there are many type of rice cake and it’s tasty . Also Shop staff speak English.
(Miroku Ishi honpo)
(Inside shop)

Nowadays Koyasan is very popular among foreign tourist , especially we saw many people from France .​
You can access KOYASAN FREE Wi-Fi and there are English sign in the town so very friendly to tourist
You can also try activity called Shukubou , it offers you to sleep over inside temple and have vegetarian food
Although You can reach Koyasan by Train easily , we recommend you hiring camper van !!
On the way to there ,you can see beautiful scenery of Kiisanchi (world heritage)

Finally we were heading for Kumano Hongu Taisha ,Please check next Blog (^^)

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