Visit: Temples & Shrines

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Shiteno Daikoku-do
2015.07.28
Easy access from Osaka! A 1400 yeas old temple connected with Shotoku Taishi: "Shitenno-ji Temple"
The treasures in “Shitenno-ji Temple” There are many important cultural assets at this site such as “Rokujiraisan-do”, A Torii gate, “Yuyahojo”
2015.07.09
These cats bring fortune! More than 1,000 figures of “Beckoning cats” in Gotokuji Temple!
Why is it raising its hand? The mystery of the beckoning cat. Have you ever seen this figure of a cat in the entrance of Japanese shops? This becko
ozorezan
2015.06.25
Buddhism’s afterlife at the holy grounds of "Osorezan/ Mt. Osore"
The mountain where the deceased are gathered Shimokita Peninsula is located in the Northeast part of Aomori Prefecture. Osorezan/ Mt. Osore is locate
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Hamahigajima Island in Okinawa. Shirumichu.
2015.06.17
[Okinawa, Hamahigajima Island] Pray for being blessed with a child at “Shirumichu,” a sacred place where the God of Okinawa was blessed with kids.
The Island where the creator of Ryukyu (Okinawa) used to reside Hello, it’s Guri from Tadaima Japan. Continued from the previous article, I would lik
2015.06.10
Let's get in touch with the beautiful lotus flower at Toshodaiji-temple in Nara
The lotus flower blooms at Toshoudai-ji temple The high priest Jianzhen from Tang founded Toshoudai-ji temple during the Nara period. It’s a historic
2015.05.29
Refresh yourself at Ise Jinguu (Ise Grand Shrine)!
It has always been a dream destination for Japanese people. It has always been admired by Japanese people as a place where they hope to visit at leas
2015.03.17
『Nara』travel to meet the Sake god and the roots of refined Sake
The ornamental ball represents newly produced Sake that is made from cedar leaves. Have you ever seen the large ornamental ball hanging under
2015.02.25
Gather ye rosebud while you may! A spiritual place where you can pray for romance called, “Tokyo Daijingu.”
The shrine for romance, connecting hearts, and giving happiness… Men and women of all ages have experienced being lovesick. Some hope
2015.02.09
Have a relaxing tea time at the zen temple, “Houkokuji” with a beautiful bamboo garden.
Houkokuji Temple’s silent atmosphere is popular among visitors. Houkokuji Temple is located in Kamakura city, Kanagawa Prefecture. Fr
2015.02.06
The waterfall “Deai-daki” in Izu Peninsula brings you true love!?
Let’s walk around the beautiful waterfall area of ”Kawazu-Nanadaru,” found in a popular volcanic locale. Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture is
deer in Todaiji Temple
2015.01.23
Play hide-and-seek with a ”deer in Todaiji Temple”: A deer in Nara during the morning
Hello, as you can see, I’m deer. I live in Todaiji Temple in Nara. People recognize me as a sacred being because the God,“Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto”
akagi
2015.01.12
The Holy “Akagi Shrine” is located at the top of Mt.Akagi
The faith from the Shrine is derived from the Mountain Akagi Shrine is located in Maebashi-city, Gunma Prefecture. It exists at the to
izumotaisha
2014.12.29
Make your first visit to “Izumo Taisha Shrine,” the location of Japan’s most famous matchmaking God
The oldest Shrine in Japan. Okuni-nishi-no kami is a deity of matchmaking and is enshrined at Izumo Taisha Shrine. Its establishment is
2014.07.24
Dokutsukannon and Tokumeien
A beautiful, cool, and silent sanctuary Located at the Jigenin Temple in Takasaki city at the foot of the giant white bodhisattva is the Doku