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Visit Koyasan in search of peace and spiritual repose.

Sengoku warriors who fought in many great battles rest with Kobo Daishi in this safe haven for spirits.

It is approximately 2 km from Ichinohashi Bridge, where Okuno-in begins, to the Mausoleum of Kobo Daishi.

A jumble of over 200,000 gravestones and memorial towers gently pass the time amid ancient cedar trees that are hundreds of years old.

Okuno-inThe Memorial stupa of Sengoku warriors, friend and foe alike, are scattered here. They include stupa of warriors whose names every Japanese person has heard of, such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Ishida Mitsunari, Takeda Shingen and Katsuyori, and Uesugi Kenshin and Kagekatsu.

Koyasan stands 900 m above sea level and was founded by Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai). While praying for peace and happiness for all, it has prospered as the largest religious town in Japan. Okuno-in is the largest holy site in Koyasan and centers on the mausoleum.

Takeda Shingen and Katsuyori

Ishida Mitsunari

Oda Nobunaga

Uesugi Kenshin and Kagekatsu

Toyotomi Hideyoshi and family

Location: Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun
TEL:0736-56-2011 (Kongobu-ji Head Temple)
Visitors are free to walk around/No entrance fee
Access: Approx. 20 min. by bus from Nankai Koyasan cable car “Koyosan Station;” get off at “Okunoin-mae”

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