Archives for posts with tag: temple

Watching the monks doing their morning prayers at 6am.

Walking through the magical old graveyard on Koyasan with the huge 600 year old trees and the moss covered stones with the rain falling and the sun shining. It was perfect and beautiful and I took a hundred photos.

Lighting the incense in the rain in the temple with 10,000 lanterns that never go out.

Pancake for second breakfast.

Double pancakes for dessert. After sushi starter and gyoza main. All in different places.

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Koyasan. Beautiful red temples against an unexpected blue sky. Wandering around in the afternoon was pure joy.

Our home for the night – a monestery with a beautiful garden, real paper doors and staffed by monks.

Discovering vegetarian snacks at the 7/11

Our elaborate vegetarian dinner. Numerous bowls of delicious things.

The beautiful onsen. The big wooden bath, the wooden stalls and the bamboo bowls. It’s all lovely.

The sound of frogs and crickets and wildlife in the garden just outside. It feels so lovely and quiet and still up here.

The big red sensō-ji shrine.

Wandering around Yanaka looking at gravestones and temples.

The salty sweet rice cracker biscuit.

Chestnut KitKat’s

The gif of me stroking the red walls from yesterday.