Invitation to pilgrim lodges to meet closed national treasure and secret Buddha
For the autumn leaf season, every temple in Kyoto will be unbelievably crowded so you might not reach. For those who want to avoid that situation, staying at a pilgrim lodge is one of the good solutions. What is more, before the gate opens, you can see secret Buddha, a garden and so on without being bothered in the early morning. The following articles by Sarasa Yoshida (a temple and travel researcher) will invite you to the extraordinary world you can experience only when staying over at a temple.
International interchange staying at a Buddhist temple
Daishin-in Temple in the Myoshin-ji Temple Complex