Koyasan Vegan Premium Dining
Premium vegan dining for a limited time only at a Buddhist temple in Koyasan (Mt. Koya; World Heritage Site).
Ask any Japanese person about Koyasan (Mt. Koya) and they will tell you that it is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is also one of Japan’s top three sacred Buddhist mountains. Since its establishment over 1,200 years ago by eminent Buddhist monk Kukai, also known as Kobo Daishi, Mt. Koya has developed a unique food culture centered around Buddhist vegetarianism. To top it off, it is only a 90-minute drive from Kansai International Airport.
Kongobu-ji Temple, the head temple that presides over all of Mt. Koya, is proud to present Koyasan Premium Dining at Daishoin Temple. For this event, it will bring in Chef Tetsuo Ohira, Japan’s leading expert on vegan cuisine, who will not only personally design the menu but will also stand at the stovetop to prepare a new fusion of vegetarian cuisine just for visitors. The dishes served will maintain over 1,200 years of tradition while simultaneously pushing the limits of Japanese vegan cuisine. Guests can also partake in an Ajikan meditation session with the Buddhist nuns.
We will be waiting for you amid Kansai's beautiful red autumn foliage at Daishoin Temple on Mt. Koya from October 20 through October 29, 2023.
*Lunch Course: 13,000 yen (Ajikan meditation session and mealtime prayer included; drinks sold separately)
*Dinner Course: 20,000 yen (Ajikan meditation session and mealtime prayer included; drinks sold separately)