Marathon Monk

The Challenging Life of Mt. Hiei’s Marathon Monks

Somewhere in the mountains of Kyoto live the marathon monks. These monks seek enlightenment by running 1,000 marathons in 1,000 days. Though it is very rare for a monk to embark such kind of challenge, those who succeed are regarded with respect as living Buddhas.   tumblr.com/ Who are the Marathon Monks?   theguardian.com/ The…

Take A Look At Some Of Japan’s Best Kept Secrets!

There are a few places in every country which although, sound very interesting, they do not get an influx of tourists but instead, are visited by adventure-seekers or deep travelers. When many people hear Japan, major cities like Tokyo or Kyoto typically spring to mind. Japan has a lot of lesser-known and unfamiliar places that…