Autumn Japan 2017 – Day 7

Today is 14 Nov 2017 We are leaving Koyasan and will be travelling towards the highland in Eastern Nara. To do that it’s going to be a long journey out of Koyasan and then we are going to collect our rental car at Yamato Yagi, Nara. Eastern Nara is where the old Japanese civilisation started. Let’s start off by paying respect to the Emperor of ancient time!

Kashihara Jingu 橿原神宮

Tsubosakadera 壺阪山 南法華寺(壺阪寺)

This temple is famed for healing eyes related ailments.

The temple is beautifully landscaped with a giant Buddha and a giant guanyin. A very beautiful place. I would rate it a must come destination.

I reached around 3.30pm and lost track of time taking pictures and looking at the artefacts and stone sculpture.

At 4.45, the for starts to roll in and the distant mountains seemed to float on a sea of rolling cloud framed by autumn colours.

I finally left at 5pm, closing time. There is a bus to the temple but you have to plan you visit timing according to the bus schedule.

The Coco restaurant offers a great selection of Japanized western food. Price is reasonably affordable.


My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

4 comments on “Autumn Japan 2017 – Day 7

  1. Hello Jamyang or should I address you as Ratna? Through your blissful posts, I feel every day I am for moments in Japan, thank you for taking me there.
    Have you ever studied about the different gestures and pastures of the Buddha statues? I’m just wondering, what heir meaning is all about.
    Happy travelling.


  2. Awwww beautiful 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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