Okunoin Koyasan Reviews
Amazing Place Sep 03, 2009
Okunoin is located in Koyasan, which is about a 1.5 hour train ride south from Osaka. Okunoin is home to a 200,000 cemetery, which is said to be the largest in Japan. At the end of a 2km walk through the cemetery is the Lantern Hall. In here are thousands of lanterns (a few of these are said to have been burning continuously for 1,000 years)
Okunoin is a very beautiful and tranquil site. The cemetery is located on the edge of a forest, which has some of the tallest trees I've ever seen. There are not many Western tourists here, so it's great to visit a lesser known part of Japan.
The whole area is very quiet and peaceful. You can expect to see monks walking around the cemetery and township. Definitely worth the visit! :)
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