The Golden Lands
Good emperors and kings, wise sages and philosphers, and noble warriors are automatically sent to paradise when they expire. It is a land not so much of pleasure, but of content. No winter comes here and food and drink never run out. The land and dwellings are simple and the perfect aesthetic. It is in this place, though separate from the dead, that the gods and immortals dwell. The overseer of this place is Xi Wangmu, the Mother Queen of the West. She dwells in a golden palace by a placid lake.
The underworld, a shadowy realm ruled over by the god of the dead Yama. For mortals who lived uneventful lives, and who do not remain as family guardians this is the final destination. For those who have done no wrong Yomi is not a place of torment but of a gloomy forever. However, for those who were evil in life the scene is much different. Depending on the evil one has done they are separated into Courts, where they are punished with like individuals. The worse the sins the worse the punishment and the sight of such places are not for the faint hearted and range from being ground into powder, fried in oil, dismembered by chariots, being made to climb a mountain of knives, and far more horrors. Any individual condemned by a dragon or a kirin are automatically sent to the sinners courts.
A great number of those who die opt to remain around as ancestral guardians of their family. They are not technically ghosts, as they aren't restless and do not haunt, but can be called upon by living family in times of need or by shamans knowing the proper rights. At other times they rest, unseen, but are able to follow what transpires in the houses of their family and to it's members. House shrines to ancestors are generally the focal point for such spirits when they do appear and those families that have such shrines keep them in immaculate condition.