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Shojoshin-in by Anthony US

Welcome to Shojoshin-in. This large traditional Buddhist Temple (see definition of ryokan styles below) is one of the oldest temples on Mount Koya - built 3 years before Kongobuji Temple. Shojoshin-in has Japanese style guest rooms as well as a "hanare" (private guest residence which has a private bath and toilet), Japanese-style gardens and a pond. Shojoshin-in provides shared baths for both women and men, and "shojin-ryori" or Buddhist Monk vegetarian meals are served to the guests. The early morning service is followed by a short tour of the temple's treasures (in Japanese).

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Taken on June 1, 2010