I’ve been meaning to post more but I’ve just been too busy and tired in the evenings. Do keep an eye on Instagram (@ali_haikugirl) for regular updates though! (It’s much easier to post quickly on there, and at the moment I’m posting a few times a day.) When I’m back in the UK I’ll post about everything, but for now here’s another postcard snippet for you.
I visited Koyasan (高野山) on my very first trip to Japan in 2006. In fact, that first trip was centred around the idea of going to Koyasan, but that’s another story. Yesterday I returned to Koyasan after nine years! I was so looking forward to going back, and wasn’t disappointed at all. It was interesting to see how the town has changed though, or at least how it differed from my memory. There was a lot more English there than I remembered there being before, and even a Family Mart convenience store that was built almost three years ago.
Koyasan is a beautiful and fascinating place to visit, and it remains my favourite place in Japan.