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Buddhism in Japan – Brief History and Best Buddhist Temples to Visit

Buddhism is one of the two main religions in Japan. Here will explain how it got introduced in Japan and its influence on the daily lives of people in Japan.
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What is Torii Gate? Meaning, Types and Facts

Torii gate is the gate which stands at the entrance of shrines in Japan. But what is the role and meaning of torii gates? Here is a complete guide to torii gates in Japan!
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What is Shinto? Finding the Japanese Religion in Everyday Life

Shinto (or Shintoism) is a major religion in Japan. Even though people in Japan are not religious, Shinto is rooted deeply in daily lives without realizing it. In this article, we explained the concept and history of Shinto and where to find these beliefs in Japan, even in the popular Ghibli films.
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5 Hidden Buddha Statues “Hibutsu” in Japan

Hibutsu literally means secret (hidden) Buddha statues that are only opened to the public for limited times. Here're 5 beautiful Hibutsu that you can see relatively easier in Japan.
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Animal Statues at Temples & Shrines in Japan

At most shrines and and temples throughout Japan you will find some animal statues. In this article we explain the meaning behind these statues and provide you with some great places to visit!
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What Are Jizo Statues? The Guardian Deity of Children and Travelers

You can find Jizo statues, the guardian deity of children and travelers, everywhere on the streets in Japan. In this article, we briefly introduce what Jizo statues are, and some famous temples where you can see unique Jizo statues in Japan.
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Japanese Religious Beliefs: Yakudoshi

In Japan, some years in life are considered unlucky. Read all you need to know about Yakudoshi and how to ward off your bad luck in this blog.
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Shinbutsu-Shugo: The Mix of Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Japan is home to 2 main beliefs; shintoism and Buddhism, in this article we explain the concept of Shinbutsu-Shugo, how these have grown together and where you can see the mixture of the two.
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The Most Iconic Torii Gates In Japan

In this article we will share with you the 9 most iconic torii gates in Japan!
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All About Buddhist Temples in Japan

We provide an overview of Buddhist temples in Japan and their characteristics, next we will introduce some of the most famous Buddhist temples in Japan!
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