|Walking among the grand cedars on the way up to Kuonji.|
Off in the mountains of Yamanashi Prefecture is a charming little shokubo (pilgrim inn) that rests in a nook of the mountain where Kuonji, head temple of the Nichiren sect, sits. There I enjoyed some of the best local, seasonal food I have ever had in Japan and one of the steepest sets of temple stairs. It is a peaceful, stunning place that I can't recommend enough. Whether cycling by, planning a hike in the nearby mountains, or just hoping to get away, it is a wonderful place. Read my article about my stay, and then head over to find out for yourself.