Okunoin Cemetery, Mount Kōya. Did I mention it is best to visit this place either at night for the eerie atmosphere or very early before the crowds for a better experience? You do not want to be strolling behind a couple of tourists eating crackers. I have nothing against eating crackers, not even eating them while walking. But in a cemetery it puts me off a bit. Observed these folks and the crowds when I visited the cemetery in my second time when I was with my tour group around and it was around noon. Thus, I realized the stark difference between the experiences different time in the day though the same place.
Later I learned that there were even guided night tours by monks, and thought that is quite a good option too. Just letting you know. You might ask this at the temple if you are staying in one of them. .
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