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Koyasan Candle Festival - UNESCO World Heritage
Japan

Koyasan is one of the center of Japanese Budhism.  Located in Wakayama prefecture, a couple of hours south of Osaka by bus.  It was designated as UNESCO world heritage in 2004.  Koyasan is one of the main site of Budhism pilgrimage in the Kii mountain range in Wakayama, Nara, and Mie prefecture.

The panoramas above is actually rows of grave stones lit by candles (during a once a year event). I may say that place is one of the best places to visit in Japan if you are interested in anchient history of Japan.    

We drove down from Osaka to Koyasan for this event, it was a long drive, but it was definately worth it.

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