Okuno-in, on Mount Koya, is the inner sanctuary and site of Kukai's (posthumously known as Kobo Daishi) tomb. The surrounding forest serves as a huge cemetery.
Gravestones and lanterns line the path through the forest to Kukai's tomb at the Okunoin.
Pilgrims rinse their hands before entering Koyasan's Okunoin.
Pilgrims walk through the forest towards Koyasan's Okunoin.
Mound of Jizo statues at Koyasan's Okunoin.
Statue of Kannon on a tomb near the Okunoin on Mount Koya.
Path through the forest leading to Mount Koya's Okunoin.
Torii and tombs on the path leading to Mount Koya's Okunoin.
Small statues of Jizo in Mount Koya's cemetery.
Stone statue of Jizo in Mount Koya's cemetery.