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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 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

The Five Best Zen & Rock Gardens in Kyoto

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

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

Shintoism 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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