Visit: Temples & Shrines

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Itsukushima Shrine O-Torii
2015.08.31
Go check out the Torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine when the tide is low!
It’s larger than I expected! Let’s walk underneath the Torii. Istukushima Shirne is famous for its floating like Shrines and Torii. I recommend tha
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itsukushima jinja
2015.08.28
“Itsukushima-Jinja shrine”, a one of a kind in Hiroshima, mystically floating on an island in the sea.
Itsukushima Shrine, a famous destination among foreign tourists. Hiroshima is one of many popular tourist destinations among foreign visitors. Mi
Heijyo-kyo
2015.08.27
”Heijyo-kyo", the capital of Japan during the Nara period and the Heijyo palace site ruins
What’s there you ask? Vast green grounds and Chinese style construction If you take the Kintestu train from Osaka to Nara, you may see vast green g
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Itsukushima Shrine
2015.08.25
The scenery of Itsukushima Shrine seen from a ferry is superb! A trip to "Miyajima".
Heading to Miyajima-guchi Pier from Hiroshima city. Miyajima/Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most popular destinations in Hiroshima. There are sev
Senbon-torii gate
2015.08.03
A former Miko will guide you through the most popular destination among foreign visitors, “Fushimi Inari-taisha” !
The trip to Fushimi Inari-taisha starts at the moment when you get off the train. As a former Miko (shrine maiden), I’d like to introduce the most po
2015.08.03
Nokogiri-yama and its colossal colossal Buddha statue
Let’s take a train from Tokyo! Mt. Nokogiri-yama in Chiba Prefecture is one of the most natural places you can find within an easy day trip from Toky
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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