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Okunoin

A sanctuary where Kukai trained hundreds of years ago.
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Okunoin
Okunoin, literally the inner sanctuary, is located in the valley between Mt. Tenziku and Mt. Mani, which are part of 8 peaks of Mt. Koya (Koyasan), It is one of the holiest sites in the Koyasan faith and Kukai, a.k.a. Kobo Daishi, is believed to be there for the ongoing training even now. Pilgrimage usually started from Ichi-no hasi, the first bridge, 2km east from The Danjo Garan, other holy site, through to The Gobyo, Kobo-Daishi’s shrine. There are more than 200,000 stone monuments including cenotaphs and gravestones of the historic icons such as Takeda Shingen and Oda Nobunaga. Ancient cryptomeria trees up to 1,000 years old are lining the path that exude spiritual atmosphere. Visitors are not allowed to eat, smoke or chat during the pilgrimage. They just put themselves in a solemn air.
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    Okunoin
    550, Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

    Access from major landmarks

    Wakayama Station - Koyasan Station
    From Wakayama Station to Hashimoto Station
    One hour minutes (via JR Wakayama Line)
    From Hashimoto Station to Gokurakubashi Station
    Forty minutes (via Nankai Koya Line express)
    From Gokurakubashi Station to Koyasan Station
    Five minutes (via Nankai Koyasan Cable)

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