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Osorezan, Mutsu

#1 of 27 in Outdoors in Aomori Prefecture
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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  • August 6, 2017
    45 minutes from North Station by bus. Broadcast tourist information is flowing in the bus, but was muffled sounds, almost inaudible. Admission fee is 500 yen. Between the main gate and jizo, hot springs, visitors can bathe freely. Gas spewing from the surrounding rocks and is surrounded by the smell of sulfur is in the air. Create a colorful pinwheel are offered all over the place an eerie atmosphere, exactly what aspect of hell. Go for a while and Woo changed in sori lakeside views. Appearing white sand and calm waters. That is now known as Paradise Beach, but its still rather spooky.
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  • July 19, 2017
    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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  • July 14, 2017
    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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