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Osorezan (Ooeym) located at the Shimokita peninsula in Aomori prefecture. It is one of the three Buddhist sacred places in Japan, others are Koyasan in Wakayama prefecture and Hieizan in Shiga prefecture. This temple was built by a monk Ennin (Jikaku daishi) in 862. The name of Osorezan is the general term of 8 mountains around lake Usoriko, too. They are volcanos, and there is sulfurous odour around this area.

Osorezan Bodaiji temple

Osorezan Bodaiji temple

Osorezan Bodaiji temple

Osoerzan’s temple and hell

Osorezan

Osorezan Bodaiji temple

Osorezan's hell

There are 136 Jigoku (hell) in the temple. People pile up pebbles for repose of souls .

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