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Travel A night in monastery (shukubo) on Koya-san

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Hello!
So far you've helped me a lot (promise to leave feedback), so here's another question:

I've heard that shukubo on Koya-san could be a great experience.

I do not care so much about the conditions/food (in fact I prefer them as spartan as possible), but being a good listener and having great interest in philosophy, I do look to hear talks/discussions on philosophy or participate in rituals/training as much as possible. I understand that without really knowing Japanese this may be a problem, but still would be grateful for recommendations.

Thank You!
 

Mike Cash

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Yes, all booked up for a week ahead :-(
You might have better luck at some place other than Koyasan. Although the analogy is imperfect, Koyasan is sort of like the Vatican of Shingon Buddhism and they're having a MAJOR anniversary this year (1400 years, or something like that). A day visit is possible any time, of course, but anything requiring bookings is going to be tough.
 
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