Koya-san

Koya-san

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Koya-san Koya-san is a 900 meter tall mountain in the vicinity of Osaka. What special about Koya-san is that it is the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism which started there 1200 years ago. Which still is one of the most important buddhist sects in Japan. Today it is a secluded temple town, meaning that there is almost as much temples as as people. Well not really but 117 temples is still a lot. Since Koya-san became a UNESCO world heritage site it has seen quite an upswing in tourists outside of the normal pilgrims, but when I was last there it still felt rather peaceful. There are an average of about six thousand inhabitant in the village so even if it is secluded it still is a fairly large village. Getting…
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