Ekoin Temple

Wakayama-ken, Japan

Set amid peaceful gardens and exuding a magical atmosphere, this beautiful temple with Japanese-style guestrooms offers a unique experience of Japan. Take a stroll through the stone cemetery and participate in a morning memorial service for ancestors, followed by a fire meditation ceremony. And while there are the usual Japanese amenities, like the communal bath heated by hot spring water, the temple bows to the modern age with a room devoted to internet access! The monks serve up delicious Shojin ryorii (vegetarian cuisine).

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