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Backyard Travel Release News of Promotion for their ‘Tranquil Stay at Mt. Koya Japan’ Tour

November 7, 2013 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative tour company, has today released news of a discount on one of their tailor-made trips entitled ‘Tranquil Stay at Mt. Koya Japan’.

The tour takes travelers to the top of Mt. Koya in the Kii Peninsula of Japan to enjoy a harmonious and relaxing escape in the clouds combined with an insightful look into Shingon Buddhism, and is now available with a 10% discount when taken before 31 December 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.”

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