From April to October, KCCN provides 3-hour-English guided tour around Koyasan on Wednesdays.
You can participate the tour without any reservation and you can get a general information about Koyasan during the tour.
Since Tohoku and north Kanto Earthquakes and the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster, less and less foreign visitors have come to Koyasan.
Well, actually Koyasan is about 700 or 800 km away from Fukushima and west part of Japan don't have much influcence from that. But people in the west have been giving themselves self-restrain and even hesitated to do ordinarily.
But I hope people from abroad visit Kansai area and encourage us so that we could support people in Tohoku with cheerful smile and economically too. Now the cherry blossoms are out of bloom in most area of Kansai but still you can enjoy spring flowers like wisteria, yellow Japanese rose, azalea, iris and so on.
And here in Koyasan, you can still enjoy cherry blossoms next week or later. Well, it was 1.9 degrees Celcius today and the season were brought back to winter. People staying at Koyasan today is so surprised to feel the differences of the temperature.
On such a cold day, we were happy to have guests participating our Wednesday Tour. They were from Holland and they know a lot about Japanese history and Japanese samurai heroes. The person in charge today was also a big fan of Japanese history and she was so happy to share the stories about samurai with them. I hope they should come back sometime to see the grave of Date Masamune which they missed today.
(^-^) by KQ
PS:Thank you for the candy!