Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
The fascinating two-day, one-night tour takes travellers up majestic Mt. Koya using the local train and cable car network, passing through, around and over the sublime mountainside scenery. Once atop the 900m-high peak, travelers will be met by their local Backyard Travel guide who will then escort them around the key sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Site such as Kongobunji Temple, the most important temple of Shingon Buddhism.
The complex nuances of Buddhism are revealed to travelers as they move between the iconic sites before arriving at the spectacular Torodo Hall, nicknamed the Hall of Lamps due to the 10,000+ lanterns that are kept lit within the building. For dinner, travelers continue their insight into Buddhist practices with an authentic shojin-ryori meal, prepared to a strict set of rules.
After breakfast on the second day, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the monks’ morning prayers before enjoying the day at leisure until their onward journey back down the marvelous mountain.
This tour is currently available with a discount of 10% when taken before 31 December 2013.
“Mt Koya is a stunning mountain that offers outstanding views of the landscapes below, but also an insight into Shingon Buddhism,” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “We hope the discount on this intriguing Japan tour will allow travelers to enjoy this unique cultural exploration for less.”
About Backyard Travel
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor-made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan and China. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BackyardTravel.