My girl friend and I stayed at a temple lodging on Mount Koya that is just south of Osaka. The experience there was quite amazing and peaceful compared to the cities that we have been too. We stayed at Fukuchin Temple where we were served breakfast and dinner which was vegetarian of course. Not all my cup of tea but Ms. Chef traveling with me sure did enjoy it. We took a stroll through the town which after 5-6pm was pretty deserted. All the stores were closed up and there was only one convenience store opened. We walked back and saw that the other temples started to close there gates just like this one.