Morning Prayers with the Monks of Jokiin Temple

After a relaxing night in our Japanese-style room, we woke up nice and early the next morning. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join the monks of Jokiin for morning prayers and meditation.

Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple

As guests of Jokiin, you are invited to join the monks in the prayer hall at 6am.

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Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple

We set up a couple chairs and listened to the various prayers and chants. It was very calming.

Jokiin Temple

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The Buddhist priest showed us how to offer incense and deliver a wish to Buddha.

Jokiin Temple

Each guest took turns offering the incense and making a wish.

Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple

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Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple

The prayer service is about 40 minutes long. Afterwards we went back to our room for a delightful breakfast.

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Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple
Tea Set

There was a soft knock on the door and a monk gracefully set up our breakfast.

Jokiin Temple
Dinner

Jokiin Temple

Jokiin Temple

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Jokiin Temple

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It was such a lovely Fall morning and we took a stroll around the gardens and grounds before heading back to Kyoto. It was my sister’s final day in Japan.

Jokiin Temple


Jokiin
365 Koyasan Koya-cho
Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2321

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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