Mount Kōya

The other day a few of my friends and I went to Mount Koya, otherwise known as Koya-san here.  Mount Koya is located in Wakayama prefecture considered to be the main base of the Shingon Sect of Japanese Buddhism.  There is also an immense graveyard.

The trip was a bit long but it was definitely worth it. I couldn’t help but feel something spiritual when I was there.  Monks happily greeted us, people from different ages came to pray and pay their respects, and I saw pilgrims stopping by before making the 88 Temple Pilgrimage, the most famous pilgrimage in Japan.

I could’ve been there all day taking pictures of this place.  It’s so peaceful being surrounded by endless amounts of trees that are hundreds of years old.  Here are just a few pictures I took.  I would definitely recommend going there.


That's a pretty awesome tombstone.

That’s a pretty awesome tombstone.



The tree there were humongous.

The tree there were humongous.


So peaceful and spiritual...

So peaceful and spiritual…

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See that blue spot on the bottom left?  That's a person.  That's how big it was.

See that blue spot on the bottom left? That’s a person. That’s how big it was.


3 responses to “Mount Kōya

    • Thanks for the comment and for clarifying the meaning of the rocket memorial! Yes, Mt. Koya was very spiritual, I want to go back someday.

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