Kunisaki Peninsula, Otanagamatsu, Kitsuki, Ōita Prefecture 879-0903, Japan
Walk in the Footsteps of Buddhist MonksTake a 10-day trek through the Kunisaki Peninsula, tucked away on the eastern end of Japan’s Inland Sea. Follow in the footsteps of Buddhist monks from 1,000 years ago through forests, farmlands, and the surrounding Kyushu mountains. Visit Buddhist and Shinto shrines, statues, temples, and stone carvings. The trek is 8–10 miles each day and accommodation is available at traditional Japanese inn's (ryokans). Bathe in hot springs (onsens), eat traditional food (some of the best sushi ever), and connect with the locals. Spend one night at a 200-year-old temple and watch a temple ceremony, while the priest's wife cooks a vegetarian dinner. This is the best way to explore the Japanese countryside!