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Dare to Walk Along 200,000 Tombstones? Head to Japan’s Largest Cemetery!

About 200,000 tombstones line the 2-kilometer long Okunoin Cemetery which can be found at Mt. Koya. It is known to be the largest cemetery in Japan. It entombs Kobo Daishi (Kukai), an influential Heian monk who’s most revered in the country’s religious history. But what makes this graveyard a popular pilgrimage spot? Let’s try to…

Cemeteries in Japan: How do the Japanese Honor Their Ancestors?

Have you ever wondered what happens in Japan when people visit a cemetery? Every country in the world has different customs surrounding death and the honouring of ancestors, so it is no wonder that Japan also has its own rituals and customs when visiting the graves of relatives and other loved ones. Going to the…