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Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple

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Address: 3-2 Tanabe Usorisan, Mutsu 035-0021, Aomori Prefecture
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+81 175-22-3825

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This temple is well worth the journey for nature-lovers. The grounds offer spectacular views. Give yourself half a day to make the round trip with enough time to explore the area... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

This temple is well worth the journey for nature-lovers. The grounds offer spectacular views. Give yourself half a day to make the round trip with enough time to explore the area in peace. I would advise staying in nearby Mutsu, Japan. There are lodging facilities (12,000 yen as of July 2016 per person per night including two meals). Speaking some... More 

3 Thank nekokatze
Aomori Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Learn the history of this Mountain before you visit. Lots of exploring and walking around to do. Many small natural geysers are spread around the area and it smells like sulfur

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brisbane, australia
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The temple is located by a lake and surrounded by low hills. The smell of sulphur is in the air and there are wisps of smoke coming out of the ground. The vegetation around the temple has been killed off by the sulphur leaving a rocky undulating surface running down to the lake. There were yellow sulphur crystals and yellow-... More 

1 Thank swordfish24
Aomori, Japan
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Osorezan Bodaiji, i.e. Bodai Temple on Mt. Osore, was established over 1200 years ago by En'nin, a Japanese Buddhist priest. It honors the bodhisattva Jizo, whose virtue is linked to that of mother earth. Osorezan Bodaiji is a sacred place, and is said to be particularly precious for the grieving parents of deceased children. The temple is located in an... More 

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