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Saturday, 5th December 2015

Financial Times - Pico Iyer

Financial Times - Pico Iyer

In this round-up of the best and worst travel experiences of 2015, we had no doubt that Japan would come up trumps. Here, Pico Iyer describes a stay at magical Mount Koya, the spiritual heart of Shingon Buddhism in Japan. With its vast, lantern-lit cemetery, deep forests and ancient temples, this really is one of the most enchanting places in Japan.

If you have been inspired by Pico's experience, have a look at our Pilgrim's Paths Self-Guided Adventure, which introduces the ancient pilgrimage routes of the Kumano Kodo and includes a temple say on Mount Koya.

Read Pico's full article here



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