Buddhism

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Shukubo Experience in Japan – Let’s Stay at A Buddhist Temple

Do you know that you can stay at a temple in Japan? It's called Shukubo, and it gives you a unique experience including zen meditation, buddhist vegan meals and a sacred morning ritual.
Day trips from Tokyo

Best Temples and Shrines to Visit in Kamakura

There are beautiful temples and shrines that you definitely want to visit in Kamakura. Here are our picks for the best temples and shrines to explore.
Religion

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.
Culture

Bonsai Tree – A Traditional Japanese Art Form

Bonsai are an Japanese form of art with a long history, here we'll explain everything there is to know about the miniature trees!
Kansai

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? 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.
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

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!
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.
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