Okunoin Cemetery, Koyasan - by jwvraets, via Flickr. Amidst the mountain top Buddhist temple complex at Koyasan in South Central Japan (South of Kyoto) lies one of it's UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Okunoin Cemetery. Dating back well over one thousand years, the cemetery houses commoners and emperors. It lies amid a forest of giant cypress trees and the various stone markers as well as more elaborate tombs, mark the final resting places of an uncounted number of people.

Okunoin Cemetery, Koyasan - by jwvraets, via Flickr. Amidst the mountain top Buddhist temple complex at Koyasan in South Central Japan (South of Kyoto) lies one of it's UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Okunoin Cemetery. Dating back well over one thousand years, the cemetery houses commoners and emperors. It lies amid a forest of giant cypress trees and the various stone markers as well as more elaborate tombs, mark the final resting places of an uncounted number of people.

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Tomb stones - Okunoin cemetery of Koyasan by Phil Marion, via Flickr

Tomb stones - Okunoin cemetery of Koyasan by Phil Marion, via Flickr

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A path through the forest cemetery at Okunoin temple on Koyasan, Japan.

A path through the forest cemetery at Okunoin temple on Koyasan, Japan.

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Komyo-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan: photo by 92san

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