Sunday, January 24, 2010

Research Outing

My father is bringing another group of visitors for a tour in April and today we took Megan and Nathan to explore a couple of new places we are thinking of visiting. The main destination was a wonderfully quiet temple called Monjusenji which is half way up a big mountain with nothing but mountains and trees all around it. They not only provide accommodation, but are also amazingly willing to share their knowledge and allow us to participate in all their daily routines. Hopefully it should turn out to be a highlight of the tour of Japan. Of course to get there there are a large number of stairs.... definitely worth the climb though!


  1. oh, i would love to visit someday!

  2. Love the sweeping Monk in his beanie. I don't think I've ever been there before but think have seen signs for it going up the mountains from Tomiku area in Kunisaki??

  3. Thank you for good photos and information. I would like to visit this temple some day.

    I am sorry that I could not post an archive on my blog in these days. I have an excuse for it, and I will write it in near future.

  4. What a beautiful place and a nice temple!

    For New Years, our family went to our local shrine, where it was very quiet and serene and peaceful, lots of nature about and hardly no people. ; )

    I think your visitors will love this place for sure. : )

  5. Fantastic! I'm a huge fan of temples, historical sites and mountains...wonderful photos!