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Staying at a Temple on Mount Koya: The Shukubō Experience

Mount Koya is the location of a historic Buddhist monastic settlement in Wakayama Prefecture which is a popular center of pilgrimage and also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on an 800 m high plateau and surrounded by forested mountains, Mount Koya has 117 temples, among which are many historic buildings and traditional gardens. […]