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Naejangsan National Park (내장산)

용수폭포

2019 Spring Training begins

On Deck

#baseball

The first spring training game isn’t until next week, but most players are reporting to camp today. Opening day will take place in Japan on March 20.

Osaka skyline

Osaka skyline

#梅田スカイビル #japan #buildings #skyline #大阪市 #osaka

Korean Templestay for under $50 a night

Korean Templestay

#Baekyangsa #고불총림 #백양사 #templestay #zen

If I ever find myself in Korea again I will not pass on this opportunity. I wandered through this place while doing a day hike in the Naejangsan National Park (내장산). I didn’t see a single soul, but apparently you can stay here, participate in zen activities, and be fed for under $50 a night.

View from the castle

Peering out the window of Inuyama Castle

I initially wanted to go to Inuyama to watch cormorant fishing. However, the only day I could go did not have cormorant fishing because of the fireworks show on the same river at night. I went anyway as the next best thing to watching cormorant fishing is an awesome fireworks display with a castle in the background.

Today’s photo comes from said castle, and the boats you see in the bottom of the photo are the ones people watch the cormorant fishing from.

169 tatami room

新別殿

#tea #japan #tatami #koyasan #kongobuji

Rooms in Japan are frequently measured by the number of tatami. 4.5-tatami rooms are common and are the norm for tea rooms. 8-tatami rooms are considered large. However, on this day I sat in a 169-tatami room sipping tea by myself.

This room is known as the “New Temple Annex” (新別殿) in Kongobuji. I’m guessing on most days the room has dozens of tourists in it so this photo was a rare opportunity to capture the room vacant.

Besides having one of the largest tea rooms in Japan, Kongobuji also has the largest rock garden.

And if that isn’t enough to get you to Kongobuji the next time you are on Koyasan, you can head over to the Willow Room to see where Toyotomi Hidetsugu, and several of his wakashu (若衆), were ordered to commit suicide.

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