This extension takes you to the centre of Shingon Buddhism, Koyasan. Admire the beauty of Okunoin Cemetery and stay overnight in a 13th Century Temple.
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Start your journey to Koya-san by public transportation and take a walking tour of Koya-San before exploring the 16th century Kongobuji Temple. This afternoon, admire the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism through a visit to Garan Temple complex and transfer to Okunoin, home to Kobo Daisha's mausoleum, the founder of Shingon Buddhism. Tonight you will stay overnight in a 13th century temple in a traditional tatami room. (B,D)
Rise early this morning to join the monks in their daily morning prayers before a traditional breakfast. After breakfast, transfer back to Osaka by public transportation. (B)
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