• Associated Press


Tokyo’s most famous cemetery solidified its to-die-for reputation when a rare public sale of burial plots attracted more than 40 applicants for every available space despite prices topping 10 million yen.

In front of a crowd of about 70 people at city hall, officials began drawing lots Tuesday for the chance to buy a final resting place at the scenic downtown Aoyama Cemetery. A total of 2,205 people had applied for 50 bed-sized plots ranging from 1.6 to 3.65 sq. meters and carrying price tags of 4.5 million yen-10.3 million yen.

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