This is a picture of a typical Japanese graveyard. The norm is that a family buys some land and then builds a tomb to fit the rest of the family. G'ma, G'pa, mom, pop and yourself get to spend the rest of eternity together - at a cost.
The most expensive tombs I've been able to find is 5,980,000 yen (count those zeros!) in Yokohama. That 6 million yen is for 3 square meters. So you see - it not only costs a lot to live here - it also costs a lot to die here too ^^;
In general, families have the choice of burning or burying their members. When you die, how would you like to go?
My wife and I have decided to donate our organs and folks in Japan can register here if you want to do so too.