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Fudo-in Temple has joined the Kumano Travel Community!

Fudo-in Temple has joined the Kumano Travel Community!


Fudo-in is a temple in the holy Koyasan Buddhist mountain retreat.  It is located off of the main road between the Visitor center and Okunoin cemetery.  It is a smaller temple in the upper end of a tiny valley surrounded by forest.  The long entrance from the main road is marked by a stone post.  Fudo-in is well known for its refined, welcoming atmosphere and peaceful setting, perfect for meditating.  The separate "Hanare" rooms offer splendid views of the garden; secluded spiritual luxury. 


This temple takes its name after Fudomyoo, the immovable mantra king, a ferocious and menacing guardian deity who personifies compassion with firmness.  He has the power to crush all obstacles and troubles, destroy illusions, and defeat selfishness and weakness, helping devotees attain Buddhahood in the present lifetime.


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NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass

NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass
This is an easy way to do a loop of the Kii Peninsula.

From July 15, 2016 (Friday)
PRICE Adult 11,000 yen Children 5,500 yen (Children 6 to 11 years old)
NOTE: This pass is not available for purchase in Japan.
VALIDITY PERIOD Five consecutive days
AREA ●JR conventional lines: Nagoya-Shingu-within Osaka City (via lse Tetsudo Line or Kameyama, via Kisei Main Line/Hanwa Line) ●Nagoya-Kameyama-Nara-within Osaka City (via Kansai Main Line) Taki Toba (Sangu Line) ●Kansai International Airport-Hineno (Kansai Airport Line) ●Bus routes for accessing Kumano Kodo, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha (Only Kumano Kotsu Bus); and Select bus routes
TRAIN TYPES ●Unlimited use of non-reserved seats on ordinary cars on all JR conventional line trains in the subject section. ●Reserved seats can be used up to four times on ordinary cars of limited express and rapid trains. ●Only non-reserved seats can be used on the limited express "Haruka' between the Kansai Inte…