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Okunoin, Koya-cho

Categories: Cemeteries, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Explore Japan’s largest cemetery, 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. Arrange your visit to Okunoin and discover more family-friendly attractions in Koya-cho using our Koya-cho itinerary builder.
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  • Side of the Causeway is a monument company. Going into the old road, military commander and daimyo's tombstone, gravestone, MOSS-grown, there are a lot. From the bridge which is the sanctuary. Around in a clockwise direction around the inner sanctuary, in front of his mausoleum, I bring good luck. Is home to a bridge. Walked the approach.
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  • The experience was amazing as I took the morning walk into the Okunoin. Could feel the intense calmness and peacefulness along the way. Definitely worth revisiting the place. 
  • This step by the main cemetery of Koya-san is impressive. I recommend starting at the Shojosin Temple, is easily reachable from the cable with the bus. Then move forward calmly to the Torodo and then get back on the road following the path of the River (when you reach the road the bus can take again). The tour is done by a millennial forest dotted with the graves of the faithful, some hundreds of years (covered with MOSS) and some recent. Peace and tranquility is breathed in all the way, only broken when you reach the area of the temples for prayers and rituals of purification. In general a magical ride that is worth much.
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  • Definitely visit this place if you are in Koya. This is a must see. The road up there with some 200000 monuments is quite a thing to see as well.
  • A must visit place - great detail and very serene
  • Great place to see a nature fortress and peace tomb.
  • Visited for the first time after exiting the road three years ago on Highway 371, narrow and Soyo in sight at the beginning was this inner sanctuary. Where Kobo Daishi's sleep walking into a cedar forest road will be monuments face white eyes at first, but soon, beacause the tombs, including the famous generals of the warring States period, spot natural as can be. It was a very impressive place. But more recently, touristy large tour buses abroad in droves, come. Is this bus even on narrow roads with heavy traffic can cause. Etna as a tourist destination for the local people have become restless place I would have.
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  • It was a very relaxing place. During this season I heard is very beautiful and I was impressed.
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