You will take a local train from Kyoto, then Osaka subway, Nankai express train, a cable car, finally a bus to get there, but it is worth it! Mt. Koya is a 900m highland, protected by eight peaks just like a lotus flower.
During your stay, you are going to see that you are getting healthier both mentally and physically among the air and warm people of Mt. Koya.
Mt. Koya is the centre of esoteric Buddhism. But you do not have to know it to enjoy the place fully. Ignorance seems to be much better than a greedy attitude on earthly matters, trying to match the information they gathered previously through Internet. Just stretch your arms and legs, then relax. Walk as you please. There are not any orders about what to visit. Listen to your inner voice to create your own story in Mt. Koya.
Mt. Koya is suitable for mature travellers who can entertain themselves. If you know who you are and what makes you happy, you will find your own distinctive way to know the place.
When you take a bus, a cable car, an express train, the Osaka subway, then a local train to come back to Kyoto, you will deeply miss Mt. Koya for a quite personal reason.
Just bring your little tired spirit to Mt. Koya anytime when you are ready.
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More than 1200 years ago, a man thought of you deeply. He prepared an amazing highland which has a firm rock foundation, also surrounded by mountains to welcome you properly someday. He tried ascetic training in mountains when he was young to attain Buddhism enlightenment. What he pursued was only one thing, everyone’s happiness. While he ran across the mountains and meditated, he founded Mt. Koya as the best training centre of the Shingon sect esoteric Buddhism, which he learned and became the leader of in China. Mt. Koya is the place to find your clear-cut self, at the same time as getting to know the perfect balance of the universe.