Mount Koya affords the unique opportunity and insight into Buddhism in Japan. This sacred and mysterious place is located on the pilgrimage route in Japan’s Kii mountain range and guests are invited to stay the night over in a number of the 100 temples and monasteries.
Slightly off the tourist track, Mt Koya has a magical atmosphere located in a peaceful forested mountain top location. As the centre of Shingdon Buddhism, many of the temples and monasteries are active where monks still live and pray. Alongside the unique experience of your temple accommodation and insight into Buddhism today in Japan, spend your time exploring the Okuno-in Cemetery. The largest in Japan the cemetery includes the Torodo Hall of Lamps where 10,000 lanterns are permanently kept lit.