Koyasan was established by Kobo Daishi (Kukai), the founder of Shingon Buddhism and one of the most revered persons in the religious history of Japan,who rests in eternal meditation. It is considered one of the most sacred places in Japan.
Ross & Helen's postscript - trains and monasteries December 16th 2006 And you thought you didn't like trains - well you need to explore Japan by rail and you will be amazed!
We discovered the ultimate method of travel - Japan Rail of course using economical JR passes available only to foreign tourists and that have to be purchased before leaving Australia. For under $500 Australian dollars each of us had unlimited travel on all but the very fastest Nozomi trains ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hyogo » Himeji In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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