🍂🎎 Katsuoji Temple Hike ( incl. Daruma doll, Lunch, Temple fees)/勝尾寺紅葉ハイキング🎎🍂
HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES OF THE PREVIOUS HIKE TO KATSUOJI:
(PIC: Check out our last trip to this location…34 people!!!!!! Its a very popular hike)
Im excited to show you this great mountain hike which goes into the deep gorgeous forest to see the stunning rarely trekked paths. yayyyyy
….. with a short stop off at Katsuoji Temple (the 400yen entry fee IS INCLUDED in the entry price)
THESE ARE VIDEOS OF THE PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS:
1. https://youtu.be/Wh27k8leYrk (see the gorgeous temple grounds)
2. https://youtu.be/Wh27k8leYrk (see Japanese superstition at its best)
3. https://youtu.be/0EwrUWjg9EI (see the massive koi carp)
Lets enjoy the day together..here you can forget the bustle of the city and other busy locations and breath the fresh fresh air.
HIKING LEVEL: 2.5 out of 5. Anybody with basic fitness can do this 8~9km hike however, the path is NOT paved and we are in the forest for the last 5km so you need correct shoes.
You need walking shoes for this hike, NO HEELS. This is a proper hike into the forest!!
HISTORY OF KATSUOJI TEMPLE:
I’m sure your thinking I’ve been to so so many temples already. Let me tell you this is the the best TEMPLE grounds in Osaka….in my opinion!! I’m sure you’ll agree with me:)
This is the temple of “winners luck”. This is the temple that won against the monarches. There is a history of Shoguns and military commanders coming to pray for victory. So you have a sense of the noble company and history of this place. Even today, students come to pray to pass their important exams.
Also people who seek devine help for their businesses, health, protection of there homes and safety in travel often come.
The power begotten by prayer at this temple was said to exceed even that of the Imperial Court. Emperor Seiwa (859-876) thus named it Katsuo-ji : Temple that Wins against Monarchs.
The Daruma doll (達磨), also known as a Dharma doll, is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism.
When you recieve your Daruma doll you will get good luck in what you pray for.
These dolls are super cute too:)
Youll get a Daruma doll that looks a bit like this picture as part of this tour for freeeeeeee:)
WHO CAN JOIN: Everyone, absolutely everyone. kids, parents, Japanese, foreigners, families, business people, students…..just anyone who loves nature
PARTICIPATION FEE: 1800. It INCLUDES:
– daruma doll figurine,
-paid entry to Katsuoji grounds and surroundings!!!
– Amazing guide through a forest that is rarely trekked
NOTE: You pay your own bus fee at the end of the tour as we finish at Katsuoji Temple. Costs 520yen for the bus. (You only need to ride the bus one time on this trip.)
WHERE: Meet up at the gates of Minoh train station. (there are only one set of gates)
WHY: Cause its a beautiful piece of paradise.
CONTACT: Please give me a message with ANY questionssss, if you have any:)
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