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Stay overnight in a Buddhist temple to see Japan off the beaten path

September 25, 2019 | 11:16 PM GMT
Religious Japanese travelers have used them for lodging for years, but recently, historical temples with reservable rooms — “temple stays,” or shukubo — have become accessible to foreign tourists. We checked into Kakurinbo, a 550-year-old shukubo near Mount Fuji, and found a meditative experience, Buddhist-inspired vegetarian fine dining and a peaceful look at life outside of cities