Okuno-in and Cemetery on Mount Koya

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.

Okuno-in Temple Graves

Gravestones and lanterns line the path through the forest to Kukai's tomb at the Okunoin.

Okuno-in Temple Buddhas

Pilgrims rinse their hands before entering Koyasan's Okunoin.

Okuno-in Temple Pilgrims

Pilgrims walk through the forest towards Koyasan's Okunoin.

Okuno-in Temple Jizo Mound

Mound of Jizo statues at Koyasan's Okunoin.

Okuno-in Temple Kannon

Statue of Kannon on a tomb near the Okunoin on Mount Koya.

Okuno-in Temple Path

Path through the forest leading to Mount Koya's Okunoin.

Okuno-in Temple Torii

Torii and tombs on the path leading to Mount Koya's Okunoin.

Okuno-in Temple Jizos Tree

Small statues of Jizo in Mount Koya's cemetery.

Okuno-in Temple Jizo Cap

Stone statue of Jizo in Mount Koya's cemetery.



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