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Osorezan, Mutsu

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Take a bath in hot springs at Osorezan, one of the three greatest holy grounds in Japan. Believed to be "gates of Hell" by some, this magic misty temple complex has a strong smell of sulfur due to past volcanic activity. Set in the midst of an extraterrestrial landscape, the area has been officially a place of reverence since 862 CE as a temple complex that's centered around Bodaiji Temple on the site. This popular 817 m high (2,884 ft) "Mount Fear" features hot springs, shrines, blasted rocks and bubbling pits, and memorial effigies of children. Ring a bell in memory of earthquake victims. Put Osorezan and other Mutsu attractions into our Mutsu travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Comic horror newspaper read 40 years ago in terms of the mountain. I want to go again, but only location. Head in the car and suddenly view, with both a strong smell of sulfur will nose. Leave your car in the parking lot and look around, there is another fantasy world. Than an hour if your environment? Look at the terrible.
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  • In his endlessly driving car it has. "Mt. osore" gate is located around halfway up the mountain, passes under it, climbs up the mountain. I thought it was getting cast in unusual smell after a while, burnt his car tires at too steep at first. But that misunderstanding will be solved soon. Identity of the smell was a sulphur Lake. Misty smell and the number of Buddhas, very suitable for the pilgrimage sight opens up ago your eyes. Tourist and pilgrimage ice pop might not sign is not very into courage. Tired of living and gone again no answer gave many ideas are what? May change your Outlook on life.
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  • One of Japan three sacred sites, along with Mt. koya and Hiei. And arched bridge with a bright orange-red on the front of the parking lot, the bridge spanning the river is the river Styx separates this world and the other world. That is that if you cross the bridge into the world of meaning seems to be. Pay admission fee: 500 yen and entering the grounds immediately wafting smells of sulfur. Rock called "futile effort' on your left after the gate has piled stones are spread throughout. There was savage and feel that being at a different world. Further along the route and the Woo goes on the shores of Lake clear Lake sori. The beach resorts like the atmosphere contrast with the futile effort of "Paradise Beach", and there's just the atmosphere. Many showed the appearance of foreigners (Westerners) in those few visitors went to after 3 pm on Saturday. I wonder if they are so far what you've come to expect? Incidentally mountain tells the dead words "Itako" in famous but usually without sight was not only with a limited period of time.
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