The cemetery is absolutely huge, we've never seen anything like it. We ambled through taking it all in, the cloud and mist coming and going giving an appropriate mystical and slightly eerie atmosphere.
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This is the most beautiful and peaceful cemetery I've ever visited. This ancient cemetery in Koya is filled with everything from ancient time-worn stones to huge modern memorials, including a rocket ship. A wonderful place to wander among moss-covered trees and beautiful memorials.
Look out for the more unusual gravestones and statues, like the stone Jizo wearing lipstick freshly applied by passing ladies, or the corporate gravestones, like the giant coffee cup, rocket, or the Panasonic and Nissan ones. I think we spent too much time there, about...More
2 kilometres of graveyard with an amazing diversity of stones, old and new. Amazing forest scenery with a real sense of tranquility. Just need to take your time and soak up the atmosphere.
Very large and impressive Buddhist cemetery (>3km end to end). Be sure to visit it both during the day and at night; atmosphere at night is totally different (especially as you're often walking there all on your own). There's Buddhist chanting in the Kobo Dashi...More
This is an awe inspiring place and a lovely way to spend a couple of quiet, contemplative hours. Also the site where Kobo Daishi sits in eternal meditation. A visit to his resting place is a wonderful experience.
The place where Kobodaishi Kukai opened the monastery after much searching. The location is said to be led by two dogs (black & white) which guided Kukai to this place. It is of the Tendaishu sect but Kukai selected and taught that this sacred place...More