Shintoism

Religion

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.
Places to visit in Tokyo

Complete Guide To The Meiji Jingu Shrine

The famous Meiji Jingu Shrine is a must-visit power spot when you find yourself in Tokyo. Here we have listed some of the best (hidden) places to visit at the largest shrine in Tokyo!
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

The Most Iconic Torii Gates In Japan

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