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Mt.Koya station

Muz arrived in Osaka,and Jessica who met before he is coming at Kyoto ( http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/112891/Beutiful-autumn-colors-Kyoto-2 ) also back in Osaka,we made a day trip to Mt.Koya.  

To Mt.Koya it is easy take a Nankai line. If you use JR line it will takes 2.5 hour from Osaka.  Nankailie has a good deal round ticket to Mt.Koya from Osaka, include train,cable car,bus in Koya. Befiore it was only for a day but nowadays,we could use it for 2 days so that meaning if you stay a night at temple in Kyoa still this ticket working you back to Osaka next day!

I've visited Mt.

Jesicca never tried Umeboshi again...:P
Koya only when there is snowing so this is first time to visit not snow...I'm so excited to see them it might be different. We start to explore Koya from Daimon. It's easy just take a bus and walk down to central of Koya. But you know what you want to do fist with Jessica...yes,we had lunch at first.  We found a Kamameshi restaurant there,very small one. Kamameshi is steam rice with some other materials like chiken,vegitable,mushroon..etc  And they cook it with a iron pot with fire. It makes good taste steam rice. We orderd it each. The price was 1,000yen it a bit expensive I thought at first but it was big ammount so if you left some rice in a pot,you can bring back home making riceball,they gave us a Saranwrap. However we finished all..hehehe!

OK,start to walk around. We go down to the center and stop by Kongobuji temple,it is restorationt yet so we just walked around.

We made a trick photo!! haha
There are some temples. Jessica is funny at here as well,she loves making funny pictures everywhere. We were enjoying take it and it was so fun! The temple is nice to do that because it seems like quiet and calm place but we made something funny!

From center of Koya,we took a bus to Okunoin. Okunoin is a very special place,we can't take picture at there and had to off your hat,so just show your regard. We bow at before heading a bridge which extent to Okunoin like other people do. and entered there. A man who took our one of funny pictures at Kongobuji told us that there is a "Miroku-ishi". Miroku-ishi is a heavy stone,it put on a cage there is a step. We could just into our hand in a cage and try to put a stone on the up stair. Some men tried it,of course we want to do that! I never noticed it before maybe in the snow no one can't found it :) Three of us couldn't do that it too much heavy carry up a hand.

It's Okunoin,so we can't take picture from here...
There are saling "Miroku mochi"(rice cake) in Koya souvenir shop,now I figure out what is it. Okunoin is beautiful lantan temple...unfortunately can't take any photos there. We went to under the ground in Okunoin. There are more lantans put in. So quiet and beautiful place.

There is no snowing but cold in December. We wanted to have a coffee and some sweets at warm place. There is a cafe near bus station of Okunoin. We had relax time there and enjoyed sweets! It's around 5pm but already getting dark out side. We took a bus to the carble car station back Osaka.

We enjoyed whole day,thank you for conntacting me Muz,and Jessica:) 

 

yasuyo says:
Thanks Dario!
Sure you have been to so many places around Japan! It would help other travelers definitely with very nice photography:)
Posted on: Jan 28, 2014
dariopaquit says:
nice one!congrats!! hope i have time to write something about japan and uploading photos......
Posted on: Jan 28, 2014
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Mt.Koya station
Mt.Koya station
Jesicca never tried Umeboshi again…
Jesicca never tried Umeboshi agai…
We made a trick photo!! haha
We made a trick photo!! haha
Its Okunoin,so we cant take pict…
It's Okunoin,so we can't take pic…
At the train
At the train
In a carble car
In a carble car
We go up mountain:)
We go up mountain:)
Yellow leaves!
Yellow leaves!
Daimon
Daimon
Too big to take in a frame...
Too big to take in a frame...
three of us!
three of us!
Muz and Jessica at snall restaurant
Muz and Jessica at snall restaurant
Kamameshi...steam rice with iron p…
Kamameshi...steam rice with iron …
Its mine:)
It's mine:)
Muz needed more spicy
Muz needed more spicy
Kongobuji is still restoration
Kongobuji is still restoration
Yeah!
Yeah!
haha,just for fun:)
haha,just for fun:)
again!!
again!!
Who is calling at telphone box?
Who is calling at telphone box?
At fron of Okunoin
At fron of Okunoin
coffee and sweets
coffee and sweets
Back to Osaka
Back to Osaka
In a carble car
In a carble car
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photo by: yasuyo