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Address: 3-2 Tanabe, Mutsu 035-0021 , Aomori Prefecture
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開山開始日に訪問 One of three holly grounds in Japan

口コミを見ると開山期の5/1-10/31でも訪問できるようでしたが、せっかくなので正当な開山開始日5/1に訪問。日本の聖地に相応しく、厳かな雰囲気がある場所で、硫黄の臭い漂う中45分かけて散策しました。本当は敷地内にある4種類の温泉に浸かって雰囲気を楽しむ宿坊泊が良いのでしょうが初訪問では寺のエリアだけ訪問。震災慰霊塔で鐘をつき祈る人々が多く、昨今の日本の自... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 May 2016
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Tokyo, Japan
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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make no mistake, this is at least 150 minutes' drive from Aomori city (small road with lots of traffic and low speed limits); for all the fact that it is a caldera, the ascent of the mountain is not bad and the roads are not too twisty. If you can hack Japanese driving (need international driving license), take a rental... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We visited Osorezan (Mount Osore). It was discovered 1000 years ago by a Buddhist priest. Bodaiji Temple is on this site. This is a volcanic area and there is a strong smell of sulfur. There is an admission fee of 500 yen per person. There is also a souvenir shop on the site also. Once you pay the entry you... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

口コミを見ると開山期の5/1-10/31でも訪問できるようでしたが、せっかくなので正当な開山開始日5/1に訪問。日本の聖地に相応しく、厳かな雰囲気がある場所で、硫黄の臭い漂う中45分かけて散策しました。本当は敷地内にある4種類の温泉に浸かって雰囲気を楽しむ宿坊泊が良いのでしょうが初訪問では寺のエリアだけ訪問。震災慰霊塔で鐘をつき祈る人々が多く、昨今の日本の自然災害の犠牲者を悼む多くの人の心を感じました。 Official open season is between May 1st till end of October, but it seems that we can visit off season. Osore Zan is one of three holly grounds in Japan, Kohya San, Hiei Zan and Osore Zan. With salfurous odor, I walked inside of temple area taking 45minuts. If I had time, wanted to use four kinds of different... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

We visited this place during golden week, We started from Yokohama to Mustu by own car, ( just want to enjoy drive & see last point of Honshu island) I was not aware of this temple until hotel staff told me, It's worth visit to this ancient temple, I am not sure by public transport, but hears there are few... More 

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

two and a half hour journey from Aomori, possible with JR Pass or East Pass, 800¥ (x2) for the bus from Shimokita station which smells of jasmine flowers. the train journey is lovely, following the dramatic coastline to the tip of Honshu; the bus journey is magical, the bus driver stops to let passengers drink from a fresh water spring... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Osorezan Osorezan in Japanese means the Fear Mountain.  This is the crossover, from life to death. When people dies, their souls travel here to cross over to the other side. I based myself in Aomori for this trip. JR pass holder gets to travel free direct to Shimokita on Aoimori Line. From there it is just about an half hour... More 

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