Buddhism

We visit a mysterious pagoda near Yomiuri Land, turns out to be an incredibly sacred spot

An enigmatic-looking building turns out to be much more.

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Where to find the Great Floating Buddha of Ikebukuro

Tokyo ward known for its otaku culture holds a hidden gem not many people know about.

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Whisky worship: Kyoto craftsmen make prayer beads out of Japanese whisky barrels

Oak is reborn as juzu after half-century helping to make Japanese whisky.

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Cosplay company creates fantasy RPG-style memorial altars for the ashes of your ancestors【Photos】

Takumi Armory helps you give family members a resting place and sendoff fit for a hero.

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Online pilgrimages along Japan’s famous Shikoku Henro route begin later this year

A journey of 1,000 kilometers begins with a single log-in.

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Real Buddhist monk shows off hot (and sweet) EDM dance moves in Mount Koya video

To make matters stranger, the video is part of a promotional tie-in with a popular candy company designed to cheer on a certain group of students.

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Senkoji: The Japanese temple that’s more like a theme park to heaven and hell

The chief priest at this temple says there’s more to this experience than just entertainment.

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Temple camping in Japan at Wakayama’s Daitaiji【Photos】

A lot of temples in Japan offer dormitory rooms, but this one has an even cooler option.

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Boys’ love at the temple? Sensual ikemen art that raised eyebrows in Japan now set to be removed

Modern makeover at centuries-old temple comes to an end, but not for rumoured reasons.

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Why is there a giant Buddha head on the top of this Japanese office building?【Photos】

It’s not the only startling rooftop surprise in this town, either.

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Japanese woman dreams of her late grandfather eating noodles, gets a sweet surprise in the morning

Nothing tastes as good as a home-cooked meal.

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This beautiful mountaintop Buddha carving in Japan is much newer than it looks【Photos】

Let’s head south from Tokyo to visit the Takatoriyama magaibutsu.

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Refresh your mind, body, and soul at Temple Camp Daitaiji, the first temple to open to campers

Enjoy nature and experience Buddhist traditions, all in one.

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Japanese monks want to create new temple…in space!

A Kyoto expansion 1,100 years in the making.

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Japanese supermarket’s funeral ad sparks controversy, debate over “blasphemy”

Is Aeon’s award-winning design an economical comfort or a blasphemy against your ancestors?

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We attempt to achieve a Zen mindset by making candy rock gardens

These gardens were popular on social media last year…but do they work?

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Shinto, Buddhist, and Catholic priests come together to pray for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic

The three biggest religions of Japan and some of their sects unite in the spiritual fight against the disease.

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Brighten your day with this Japanese monk covering Bob Marley using Buddhist instruments【Video】

” ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

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Kyoto Mystery Spot: vending machine near one of Kyoto’s oldest temples sells what?! 【Photos】

We’ll give you a hint: this vending machine will provide you divine protection while on the go.

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This amazing Buddhist statue cafe in Japan could be a museum all by itself【Photos】

Coffee and culture on both on the order at unorthodox coffee house Kagari.

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