Spend the night with monks in a Japanese temple in Koyasan
Experience what life is really like as a Koyasan monk. The town was discovered 1200 years ago by a Kyoto monk as a sacred break away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by sleeping in a traditional temple alongside monks. You'll be served a vegetarian meal and participate in traditional fire ceremonies. Then in the morning, you'll join the monks in meditation between bamboo trees. During the daytime, you're able to explore the famous Okunoin cemetery and Garan sacred precinct to the backdrop of monks performing their rituals.
The easiest way to get to Koyosan is via Osaka Nankai Namba Station to Gokurakubashi Station (a two-hour journey to Koyosan ).