Explore Japan’s largest cemetery, Koyasan Okunoin, situated on Mount Koya among tall, ancient cedar trees. Cross the first bridge to enter the cemetery, which houses over 200,000 tombstones, and enjoy a peaceful 2 km (1.2 mi) walk to the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi’s eternal meditation. Wander between tombs of all shapes and sizes, some covered in moss and some more recent, including the final resting places of important lords and monks. You can also take a shorter path passing by a recent cemetery expansion and view a memorial to pests, which was erected by an exterminator company. Using our custom trip planner, Koya-cho attractions like Koyasan Okunoin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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空気感が全然違います。緊張しながらの、お参りでした。でも、お参りした後、心が穏やかになりました。是非一度お参りください。 more »The air is completely different. It was a prayer while being nervous. But after the visit, my heart became calmer. Please come once by all means.
弘法大師が1200年前にここに修業場を開き真言密教の総本山となています。夜の参道が神秘的で素晴らしいです。灯篭の明かりだけで荘厳です。一の橋から三途の川を渡って奥の院に行きます。 more »Kobo Daishi opened the training ground here 1,200 years ago and has become the main mountain of the shinto seoteric. The approach at night is mysterious and wonderful. Only the light of the lantern is solemn. It crosses the river of sando from one bridge and it goes to the inaoku in.
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