Okunoin cemetery at Koyasan (Mount Koya) is the largest cemetery in Japan, with more than 200,000 gravestones flanking a 2km walk to Kobo Daishi’s mausoleum. Kobo Daishi was the founder of Shingon Buddhism and is one of the most revered persons in the religious history of Japan. Koyasan was designated as a World Heritage site and pilgrimage route in 2004.
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