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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…

Want To Follow the Past? Ohenro 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Temple #11, Fujiidera Author’s photo If you would walk up in the sky you can reach the International Space Station. And then you can walk down again, and up again – and then you would’ve to walk 1200 kilometer. Finally, you can reach the Ohenro 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Japan. A beautiful Buddist temple surrounded…