Daimon-zaka, the ancient pilgrimage path. Japan.
The Daimon-zaka is part of the Sankeimichi pilgrimage path in south-eastern area of the Kii peninsula; it is a monumental staircase made with cobblestones that climbs a slope of about 600 meters to reach the Kumano Nachi Taisha. The quiet atmosphere and the almost physical sensation of being embraced by the ancient forest establish some sort of spiritual bond with that natural place, arousing a pleasant peaceful feeling.
You can find the full blog post about the Kii peninsula at the following page: Kii peninsula: discovering the ancient natural and sacred heart of Japan