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.
As guests of Jokiin, you are invited to join the monks in the prayer hall at 6am.
We set up a couple chairs and listened to the various prayers and chants. It was very calming.
The Buddhist priest showed us how to offer incense and deliver a wish to Buddha.
Each guest took turns offering the incense and making a wish.
The prayer service is about 40 minutes long. Afterwards we went back to our room for a delightful breakfast.
There was a soft knock on the door and a monk gracefully set up our breakfast.
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.
365 Koyasan Koya-cho
Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture