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Surrounded by mountains on three sides and with the Tama River running along the foot, Okunoin Temple sits in a tranquil location. Here, you will find the mausoleum of Kobodaishi, hall of lanterns, offerings hall, fudo hall, mausoleum bridge, ossuary, sutra hall and mizukake jizo guardian deities, where you throw the water over Buddhds figures for the mass of the dead. This is the central sanctuary of the Daishi faith. On the both sides of cemetery path a half million tombs develop impressive aspect.
A traditional vegetarian, gourmet food is called shojin-ryori in Japanese.
Fire burning ritual to achieve peace
Meditation practiced in Shingon Buddhism
Created by Toyotomi Hideyoshi to commemorate the death of his mother
Experience Zen and lodging at Mt. Koya san for a great spiritual experience