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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. For Osorezan and beyond, use our Mutsu online journey planner to get the most from your Mutsu vacation.
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  • # this review is for travelers by Japanese local. It is bleak and savage place but at the same time,even beautiful and holy place.You can feel with all your body. A holy mountain that worships "death"...  more »
  • Founded by a Buddhist monk more than 1,000 years ago, Osorezan is a fully functioning Buddhist monastery, and one of the three sacred places in Japan. The other two are Mt Koya (Koyasan) and Mt Hiei (...  more »
  • Wish I wanted to visit the mountain, never mere sight and feeling stupid, no. I went with Shinkansen trains and cars from Tokyo. It took much time. This outing is the first life. In mutsu city car night departure 5:30, arrived one morning in a downpour is no that居zu other customers, and (without-without;) ☔ ️ often could wander around in once you have probably stopped raining. Can hear the morning sutras, windmills are everywhere! I wonder if this is also a valuable experience. So can staying at a Buddhist temple, was the man for one. Due to early in the morning or after a rain because scary images and different at all, looked to the mysterious world. I think the landscape is quite unparalleled in the world alive. Just Itako's got summons the husband was better because I had a grandma. Reported death, but Grandma real means my grandpa got to talk and I've lost and lonely life, in heaven soon grandfather CHAN to and I'm able to meet. Said. Actually my husband's supposed I is, ahead of 20 years ago even after my grandmother passed away in the world will meet three years-and certainly Grandma died, yet three years later without the two and half years I was surprised. Told that passed away suddenly sorry but I was a happy life. And it was really Grandma thought her husband who was tears. Itako's are even every day occasionally three times a month I met so much, said, it was nice. And today comes the Itako's today mean is there seems to be no. So I called again and got off me, but originally with spirits or fortune-telling or 診renai always this was a little subtle. Very hot ♨ ️ has stopped being afraid of mouth reviews but I thought I'd (^ _ ^;). I was so scared. Bath and want to get in a public bath house. But it seems to be scared because it was one in the room who were guests. With a lovely sense of the world I cannot see Itako, have in mind new life was like a walk.
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