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Koenji Awa Odori Festival And Related Events

Koenji Awa Odori Festival is a popular 2-day festival taking place in August. In this article we'll explain the history of the event and explain how you can learn the Awa Odori yourself!
Experiences

How To Do The Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage

Ohenro pilgrimage is an amazing circular route stretching 1,200km across the Shikoku region. Here we have listed how you can complete this spiritual journey yourself!
Places to visit in Japan

6 Unique Shrines with Many Torii Gates in Japan

Not only Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, there are many shrines that have many torii gates in front. Here are the list of shrines which is also very photogenic and beautiful with vermilion torii gates!
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!
Customs

How to spend the New Year’s holiday in Japan

The New Year holiday is the most important holiday in Japan with many unique customs and events. In this blog we will share how to celebrate New Year in Japan!
Places to visit in Tokyo

The Secret of Sensoji: The Oldest Buddhist Temple in Tokyo!

Sensoji (浅草寺) is the symbolic temple which has over 1,300 years of history, which makes it the oldest Buddhist temple in the Tokyo area. Here we introduce the secret of Sensoji!
Places to visit in Kyoto

A Complete Guide to Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto is one of the highlights of Kyoto and over ten million Japanese and foreign tourists visit this shrine every year. In this article, we introduce everything you need to know about Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Cultural tips

How to Pray at Japanese Shinto Shrines

When you visit a shinto shrine in Japan, you want to avoid any trouble by doing something wrong. Learn the basic rules and manners including how to pray properly at a shrine before you visit!
To do in Tokyo

The Best Sento Public Bath in Tokyo

If you are interested in bathing culture and want to experience a deep culture of Japan, visit Sento, public bath in Tokyo!
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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