Snowy Mt.Koya meet-up
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I like to visit snowy Mt.Koya which is a world Haritage in Wakayama. The height avobe sea level is about 1,000m, once upon a time (819) Kobotaishi has started training as Buddhist at Mt.Koya. There are 117 temples at Mt.Koya and half of them has Shukubo (accommodation) nowaday. I never had a chance to stay at Shukubo yet but one day I would like to do that hopefully in summer time. Because in winter it must be so cold! Although I met some foreigners bringing their backpack at latest of transport to Mt.Koya,cablcar.
Well,we are making a day trip. It was too much cold and snowing,the train from Hashimoto to Gokuraku-bashi Nankai line was closed at the moment then Namkai line would send us to Mt.Koya by taxi. We were not sure if we could get to Mt.Koya,but it also traveling we never know what will happened.
At Koyasan St. it was like snow stom. Daimon area was closed for bus,we had to go to there on foot. It's not so far away. We start walking...at the same time we started snow ball fight!! Haha,but it have not had only snow ball fight! guys are diving at small snow mountain on the street,and Ayaka who is a small girl could be target of them easily! We are already getting wet when arrival at Daimon first visiting point at Koyasan. lol We enjoyed playing with snow for a while at Daimon. It's very quiet place though only heard our loud laughter also away in snowing.
We are getting hungry,need something make us warm! We found a cafe first,just had rest at there. That part of road was closed for a bus,we had to walk to central Koyasan "Senju-In". We had Donburi is good to get warm. After had lunch at central of Koyasan,we can take bus to Okuno-In from here!
Okuno-In is very special place. As Kobotaishi left words that "Make a mausoleum close to Tama river",follower made it exactly near by river. There is a small bridge on the river,it is a forbidden take photos after we across the river. The mausoleum called "Lantan temple" as it said,many lantans were hanging on ceiling. It's so beautiful though no one have photos of there unfortunatelly. By the street,there is a "Miroku-ishi"(heavy stone).
Well,we back to Osaka to have dinner. This time,we had Robata-yaki as it was requested by a TB friend unfortunatelly she couldn't join us though... It's always nice to have local foods and we never thought Robata-yaki for meet-up! It was very nice sea foods menu,I loved it!!