Koyasan & Wakayama City Full Day Guided Tour April/17/2019

We had a lovely family and a friend from the Philippines. We started Wakayama city at 7:30 a.m. heading for Koyasan by mini van, and arrived at Daimon, the entrance to Koyasan at 8:45. We spent about 4 hours in Koyasan exploring Okuno-in and Garan complex learning about Koyasan. Then we returned to Wakayama city and visited Kuroshio Ichiba fish market in Wakayama Marina City to have late lunch and to see Tuna Cutting show. After enjoying watching Tuna cutting show and doing some shoppings there, we moved to Saikazai in Wakanoura area. We walked narrow path between the adjacent houses down to a fishing port.  And we went back to the hotel. The tour finished at 5:00 p.m.

Kongobuji Temple
Walking along the path to Okuno-in. We saw the meal offering service at Okuno-in.
Meal offering service.
Meal and tea are offered to Kobo Daishi at Mausoleum everyday. It is held twice a day, at 6:00 and 10:30 in the morning.
Rokkaku Kyodo

Enjoyed rotating the Rokkaku Kyodo. If you rotate it once, you are supposed to read all the scrolls of sutras inside it.
Tuna cutting Show

It is held three times daily, at 11:00, 12:30 and 15:00.
Kuroshio Ichiba Market
You can find any Wakayama specialty such as soy sauce, ramen, plum wine, Japanese Sake and others.

Enjoyed walking between adjacent houses in Saikazaki

Fishing boats and houses lining along the cliff