Buddhist Pilgrimage to 33-temples in 10-days
Trip Start Jan 01, 2013
333Trip End Dec 31, 2012
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Where I stayed
Various hotels in central Japan
adaptations of Chinese customs (Confucianism).
Even today, my wife keeps a "butsudan" (Buddhist alter for the home) in our living room with a picture of her mother with it.
The reason we participated in this Buddhist pilgrimage is because my wife is a Buddhist like her parents.
We actually visited thirty-three temples in ten days; a very busy schedule hopping from one temple to the next in Central Japan by the following itinerary. We started in Osaka, followed by Wakayama, Nara, Kyoto, Hyogo, Itami, Shiga, Biwa Lake, Himeji, Gifu, and Mt Koya, staying at the home temple's ryokan before making our way home.
This "travelogue" will consist primarily of pictures of the temples we visited without comment. Our trip was extra special, because we visited Japan in April during cherry blossom season.
Our minister and pilgrims: