Buddhism

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Weekend Trip To Koyasan – Access, Hotspots & Hiking Trails

Koyasan, near Osaka, is one of the most sacred places in Japan and a popular pilgrimage site. In this article we'll go in to the perfect weekend trip!
Religion

What Are Jizo Statues? Why Are They Found on the Streets?

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.
Religion

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.
Religion

All About Buddhist Temples in Japan

In this article, we provide an overview of Buddhist temples in Japan and their characteristics, next we will introduce some of the most famous Buddhist temples in the country!
Places to visit in Kyoto

The Five Best Zen & Rock Gardens in Kyoto

Kyoto is home to some of the world's most beautiful zen and rock gardens. In this article we'll explain the concept of the zen and rock gardens and give our recommendations for the most beautiful gardens to visit in Kyoto!
Religion

An Overview of Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan – Differences and History

Shinto and Buddhism are the two main religions of Japan that peacefully coexist. In this article we will explain the differences between the two and how to recognize a shrine from a temple.
Religion

10 Famous Buddha Statues in Japan

Temples are the symbolic tourist attractions that allows visitors to learn about the religion through exploring historical structures and sacred sites. It is also where you can take a glimpse of Japanese Buddha statue, which is often regarded as an objection for respect as an embodiment of Buddha. In this article, we will introduce the 10 famous Japanese Buddha statues in Japan!
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