Korea looked at the mountains and said, 'Those are beautiful mountains, but I know going uphill is hard. Let's put our palace here, in the valley. Let's only build a wall through the mountains, it will be easier that way'. Then later on, as cities started to pop up, the Koreans put roads and subways relatively close to these palaces and said, 'People might want to visit these someday, let's make it easy'.
Japan looked at the mountains and said, 'Those are beautiful mountains, I know going uphill is difficult but I don't care. We should put all of our temples up there. Yes, I know the materials are going to be heavy, but it's not like we are going to lift anything, amirite? Let's make all those poor people that live in our kingdom do the dirty work'. Then later on, as cities started to pop up, the Japanese let private companies decide where the railroads went and didn't say anything when the subways did not go anywhere near these old treasures of Japan. In fact, I think the Japanese said, and I might be paraphrasing, 'People might want to visit these someday, F**k 'em, they have two legs. They can walk''.
Long story short, I climbed every mountain today and walked 98 miles or 4,000 kilometers. I think that is how the conversion goes.
One more thing, Korea, stop making your money out of tissue paper. I ripped my won today...