Thankful for the locker services at Kyoto station that facilitated us in travelling light
had a super duper quick breakfast at the train platform
stand up chop chop style
sharing a bowl of udon soup with mummy... just nice i am a right hander and mummy a leftie... =)
|a grouchy 圆手 Alvin having his dorayaki|
anyway, it was a long and tiring journey to the temple;
we took the JR Special Rapid Service train from Kyoto to Osaka (28 mins), then JR Yamatoji Rapid Service to Shinimamiya (13 min) - total 920¥ (S$10) and both covered by our JR pass ... =)
bought the Koyasan ticket package at Shinimamiya station at 2860¥ (S$31.10) which included 2 train tickets, 2 bus tickets and 2 cable car tickets - all that was needed to bring us to and fro our temple at Koyasan and back
took Nankai Koya Line Express train from Shinimamiya to Gokurakubashi (94 mins)
here came our train....
|poor gal who was starting to feel unwell|
|the very comfortable 蔡 mummy on the train playing her mobile game and resting on her cute neck pillow that she tied to her bag so that she could used it on all train rides....|
5 mins cable car (electric tram) up mount koya (koyasan)
another one coming in the opposite direction
|the view at koyasan station|
super windy road - about a 20 minutes drive away and less than a minute walk away from the 10th bus stop was the temple that we had booked...=)
our stay which we paid 64000 yen (S$696.30) per night.... very ex hor... but base on japan travel website, a temple stay is highly recommended as one of the unique experience that Japan can offer...
the left wing
the right wing which we stayed in
big clogs small happy feet
and behind these doors was the gals' room
As it was still early and dinner was at least a an hour plus away, we left the unwell angela in the room and headed out for a stroll in the very quiet and peaceful neighbourhood....
bought magnets again....
the start of his endless selfie cos he was in charge of my pen-lite camera since angela wasn't around
and this was his idea of how Angela looks like during selfie..... wahahahahahaha......
this shine through reminds me of this scene from Twilight....
He said this was wearing the temple as his headgear?!?!?!?!
time for dinner in our exclusive dinning hall... =D
vegetarian meal for the day
we took a stroll around the temple after dinner and were captivated by the in-house greenery
蔡 mummy was super enthu on wanting a pic in the yukata
now we know why Japanese are so polite and so bow-ey...practice makes perfect... =P