BY SURRENDERING YOURSELF TO NATURE,
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FREE YOUR SPIRIT.
Ikumo stands at the top of Mt. Engyo. There are some white holy mountains on the east side of Ikumo. The horizon of the Japan Sea and the Noto peninsula lie on the west side. Ikumo is the best location between Kanazawa city and Echizen matsushima to appreciate these sites. At Ikumo, you will wake up with the shining sun and warbles of wild birds in the morning, you will see the sun set on the Japan Sea at dusk, and you will be able to count the number of brilliantly shining stars in the sky on a clear night. If you surrender yourself to nature’s cycle and appreciate nature’s magnificence, you will free your spirit from worry and pain. This will help you realize that you are using some other energy and nature to keep you alive. You can do yoga, meditate, go trekking, transcribe sutras or do anything you would like to in order to refresh yourself.
« Sample itinerary »
|13:00||Walk from Nata temple to Ikumo (pilgrimage of the mountain priests)|
|16:00||Check-in followed by drinking Japanese tea|
|17:00||Take a bath|
|18:00||Dinner (enjoy the sunset over the Sea of Japan)|
|20:00||Take another bath (enjoy the night view of Komatsu and the starlit sky)|
|21:00||Chat in the common room, meditate, transcribe a sutra, etc.|
|6:00||Wake up (see the sun rise from Mount Hakusan)|