Mt. Osore (Osorezan)

Venture Into the Buddhist Maw of Hell

Donny Kimball
16 min readJul 24, 2018

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Small statues of Jizo at Mt. Osore (Osorezan) in Aomori Prefecture

Gather ‘round folks. For today’s article, I have something really special to introduce to you. I’ll be taking you on a journey far, far up north to the furthest reaches of Aomori Prefecture’s Shimokita Peninsula. Together we’ll explore a place that has often been described as the physical incarnate of hell on earth, at least as the Buddhists see it. Known as Mt…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/