Off the beaten path: Japan

Japan - the land of the rising sun - is the country where the past coexists with the future. This country has plenty to offer for off the beaten path travelers - ancient temples, gardens, lots of Buddhist, Shinto and other spiritual places, unusual museums, dark and eerie suicide forest, mummies, black eggs, and many more weird destinations off the beaten track.

Owakudani - the valley of the black eggs

The black eggs of Owakudani valley are much yummier than the regular eggs - after all, they were cooked in the sulphurous springs of the Great Hell!

Aokigahara Jukai suicide forest

Aokigahara Jukai is the second most popular suicide location in the world. Its ominous landscape and deafening silence beckon the ones who want to part with their lives. Every year up to 80 bodies are…