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Okunoin Temple (奥之院)

"One of the Two Great Holy Sites of Mt. Koyasan, this land is where Kukai (Kobo Daishi) died while meditating. There is also a mausoleum where Kukai is said to still be meditating today. On the two-kilometer approach path that connects to the mausoleum features cedar trees which are 700 years old, as well as over 200,000 gravestones and memorial monuments of royalty to commoners. The toro lantern tower in front of the mausoleum is a must-see. At the front on the inside, the Kishin lanterns devoted by Kishin shonin and the Shirakawa lanterns devoted by the Emperor Shirakawa have remained burning for over 1000 years as an ""unquenched flame."" The area ahead of the Gobyo bridge closest to the mausoleum is holy land, so taking photographs is prohibited."

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan (Mt. KoyaArea)

phone 0736562002
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[Gotosho] (May-Oct.) 8:00-17:00, (Nov.-Apr.) 8:30-16:30
[Landou] 6:00-17:00
*Changes due to events

Review of Koyasan Okunoin

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/04/12 Excellent cemetery
Okunoin Cemetery is really impressive, big, with history. We did the night visit and I thought that its not worth paying to have a guide. They explain you things, but nothing you cant know taking a...
Reviewed:2020/02/25 Must be visited during daytime and at night
The place is a combination of culture and nature. The graves are located in the midst of old cedar trees covered with the moss.
The scenery is unbelievable!
The impressions of the day and night...
Reviewed:2020/02/23 Amazing, Incredible and beautiful sacred place - so happy we went there.
I would hate to see this wonderful and spiritual place taken over by busloads of tourists after having seen it. I only found it because it was listed in the Loney Planet book and I was so taken by...

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Address
Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan [map]
Area
Mt. KoyaArea
Phone
0736562002
Hours
[Gotosho] (May-Oct.) 8:00-17:00, (Nov.-Apr.) 8:30-16:30
[Landou] 6:00-17:00
*Changes due to events
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(186spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.