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Osorezan Bodaiji Temple恐山菩提寺


Osorezan, which was founded in 862 by Jikaku Taishi, is one of Japan’s three largest reizan (sacred mountains) which also include Hiezan and Koya-san. It prospered as a place for the Tendai sect of Shugendo (a Japanese mountain asceticism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts). Sights to see include the arching bridge over what is supposed to represent the Sanzu no Kawa (which has to be crossed by all dead souls on their way to afterlife and is often compared to the River Styx of ancient Greek mythology), Jigokudani (Hell Valley), and the beautiful Sai no Kawara (Dry Bed of the River of Souls) that makes one think of the Sukhavati (Amitabha’s Pure Land).


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Review of Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/09/22 Awesome spiritual location that will not fail to impress you deeply
Having read a great deal about the history and cultural significance of this wonderful place I was determined to visit here. Hired a car from near our accommodation in Mutsu and very easy drive...
Reviewed:2016/07/30 Breathtaking
This temple is well worth the journey for nature-lovers. The grounds offer spectacular views. Give yourself half a day to make the round trip with enough time to explore the area in peace. I would...
Reviewed:2016/03/14 Beautiful and eerie
Learn the history of this Mountain before you visit. Lots of exploring and walking around to do. Many small natural geysers are spread around the area and it smells like sulfur

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          Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori’s fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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