A weekend trip to the Rokugo Manzan, 33 Buddhist temples around Mount Futago in Oita Prefecture, Japan.
There is an old saying that upon entering the sea of Buddhist truth, even the smallest fish is instantly transformed into a great dragon. Monastic disciples upon entering the Dragon […]
Thoughts after hiking the 3 Holy Mountains of Yamagata in a single day.
A brief introduction my journey to one of Shugendo’s holiest sites in Japan.
How to get to Haguro-san, Gassan, and Yudono-san in Japan for hikers and travellers. Includes bus times, lodgings, and vocabulary.
I follow the trekkers down a precipitous slope. It has busy traffic, but the mountain can accommodate us all. The sheer path is made entirely of loose rocks on dry […]
This is part of a 5-part series on the Dewa Sanzan which includes diary entries and travel information. The bus ride winds down the hill from Haguro-san and picks up visitors […]