On our third day in Japan we visited the sites and temples of Koyasan. Koyasan (Mt. Koya) is the epicenter of Shingon Buddhism. You can visit the mausoleum where the founder of Shingon Buddhism, Kobo Daishi, is laid to rest in Koyasan as well.
My favorite part of our trip to Japan was visiting Mt. Koya, the epicenter of Shingon Buddhism. Kukai (Kobo Daishi) developed the secluded temple town of Koyasan back in the 9th century. In this post I’ll tell you what it’s like to spend the night in a Buddhist at Koyasan.