Walk With a Living Buddha in Otsu

Discover how a seven-year journey sustained by faith transformed a man into a saint. Meet a revered monk who embarked on a quest for enlightenment, having traversed through arduous mountainous terrain in solitude. 

Go on a once-in-a-lifetime walk together along a sacred trail to learn all about the ascetic rite of kaihogyo. Find out what it takes for one to attain the revered status of being a living buddha. 

Partake of a simple yet sumptuous Buddhist vegetarian lunch centered around fresh seasonal vegetables. Finally, allow the chants led by the monk to wash over you as he sends you off with a renewed sense of empowerment.

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