Shrine

Religion

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!
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.
Experiences

Pilgrimage in Tokyo: Visit The 10 Tokyo Jissha!

Tokyo Jissha refers to ten shrines in Tokyo metropolitan area. They belong to the 12 shrines that we were selected by the emperor after the Meiji restoration to bring about property and continued growth of the capital city. In this article we will introduce the 10 shrines!
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