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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."


Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan

phone 0736562011

[Ovenue] (May-Oct.) 8:00-17:00, (Nov.-Apr.) 8:30-16:30
[Tsuido] 6:00-17:00
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Review of Koyasan Okunoin

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Reviewed:2018/12/01 Beautiful cemetery with interesting backstory
I spent several hours wandering around Okunoin cemetery and the nearby temple with a Buddhist monk on a private tour. It was absolutely worthwhile since I gained understanding of the history and...
Reviewed:2018/12/01 Step into a world of peacefulness
It’s another UNESCO Heritage Site that’s worth the visit. Absolutely serenity to be experienced. Take the Nankai line to reach Koyasan and you will not regret it.
Reviewed:2018/11/30 You need somebody to explain it
One of the best visits in Japan. A whole open air museum of mausoleums walking along a long way up the mountain:relaxing. Take your time, it is very big/long.

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[Ovenue] (May-Oct.) 8:00-17:00, (Nov.-Apr.) 8:30-16:30
[Tsuido] 6:00-17:00
※ There is a change by the event
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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.

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