Japan's Transit-Oriented Graveyards

Japan is running out of places to store the remains of its dead, so what better place than in the city, near transit stations in high-tech, high-rise facilities?

"'With this kind of system we can store a lot of remains so you don't have to visit a graveyard far away,' he [Buddhist monk Ryutoku Ohora] said. 'And it's convenient because it's beside the station.'

'The cost will be half or a third of a normal graveyard in Tokyo, because we can store many remains compared to a normal graveyard so we can offer a reasonable price.'

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