Japan's Holy Hotels: Temple Hotel Innovators - Mai Sato & Shunko Umino

RISING

28m 00s
Broadcast on March 26, 2020 Available until March 26, 2022

In Japan, a new kind of hotel is giving visitors from around the world the chance to experience Buddhist culture firsthand. Due to depopulation and aging congregations, many of Japan's 77 thousand temples are disused or endangered. Business entrepreneur Mai Sato and ordained priest Shunko Umino are striving to solve this issue by helping temples to find fresh value through hotel facilities that also bring benefits to the broader community.

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