Visiting a Japanese mountain is a must-do when travelling Japan. Many mountains have public transportation and scenic bus routes!
Travel and transit information for hiking Mount Ishizuchi in Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku. Includes train and bus times, lodging / accommodation information.
A photo essay of a 1000+ kilometre pilgrimage through Shikoku, Japan, to the 88 Buddhist temples. Personal backpacking perspectives.
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 Gate at Eiheiji, one of the two Soto Zen headquarters in Japan, are transformed into dragons, and when he finishes training and re-enters the world, he goes back to being a fish. – Kaoru Nonomura (Eat Sleep Sit p. 27) It’s October 15, and I’ve left the swimming world of fish for a day to wrap up my Shikoku pilgrimage at Koya-san (Mount Koya), the headquarters of the Shingon sect of…
I was adrift, bobbing along with nothing on the horizon. Imagining the potential challenges, I realised how little I knew about myself. Yet, that only made me want to find out.