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Places to see

Okunoin (奥之院)

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Okunoin is regarded as the most sacred site in Koyasan. It is also the location of the mausoleum for Kobo Daishi, where he is believed to be in eternal meditation since March 21, 835.

Ichi-no-hashi (the first bridge) is the main entrance into this revered place. After crossing the first bridge, there is a 2km cobblestone walkway that leads to the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi. Along this serene path stand hundreds of towering cedar trees and over 200,000 gravestones, in addition to the monuments and memorials to honor historic individuals throughout Japan's history.

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