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Koyasan, Japan: Overnight On One Of The World's Most Sacred Moun

This two-story pagoda is part of the sacred Danjo Garan site. In the 9th century, Koyasan was founded on this (visit) very ground. At the time, Kobo Daishi held a groundbreaking ceremony then dedicated his life to the construction of Danjo Garan. The Okunoin graveyard has monuments to historic figures, war heroes, royalty, business leaders, children and even pets. Devotees can add their own memorial to the site for a fee. Each morning at 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. at this small shrine, meal offerings are prepared blog url for Kobo Daishi Kukai, placed in a covered box and carried up to his mausoleum by masked monks. This adorable Okunoin cemetery statue is wearing makeup. <br>Read more:

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