shrines

Down the steps to Kusabe Yoshimi, one of Japan’s three great “descending shrines”【Photos】

We visit this unusual shrine in a Kumamoto canyon and drink its water of eternal youth.

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Travelling to Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine? Best to be a glass-half-full type of tourist

Heartfelt advice for those hoping to visit the World Heritage site before the end of the year. 

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Gigantic geyser erupts from Shinto shrine’s forest on the night before its summer festival【Video】

The way it looks, sounds, and smells all have people paying attention to this amazing display of the force of nature.

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Charges dropped against elderly Japanese man for nailing Putin voodoo doll to sacred shrine tree

Many hope he finds a different way to express his feelings about the Russian president, though.

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Japanese temple and shrine craftsmen now building world’s coolest doghouses, the Inudono【Pics】

A very fancy residence for very good boys and girls.

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Japanese voodoo dolls with foreign politician photo keep getting nailed to town’s shrine trees

”Praying for his death” reads wara ningyo note.

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Thanks to the shogun, this Tokyo Shinto shrine has good luck charms to help you win idol tickets

The historical reason this shrine in the heart of the city is becoming a must-visit for idol fans.

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Mist descends upon Japan’s “Killing Stone” after ceremony to appease nine-tailed fox spirit

Does this mean the priest’s purification ritual has placated the beast? Or is it an omen of something else to come?

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Missing 700-year-old national treasure katana found in Australia【Video】

Katana was gifted to shrine by samurai lord two centuries ago, but has been missing for decades.

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Cat becomes head priest at Japanese shrine

Feline stationmaster takes on a new role at a special ceremony.

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Shinto priest blesses Domino’s pizzas to bring love to those who eat them on Valentine’s Day

Special religious ceremony adds the essence of Japanese love deities to chain’s heart-shaped pizzas.

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42-year-old police sergeant disciplined for stealing about 200 yen from shrine donation box

“I just wanted some money to buy cigarettes and coffee,” he said.

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How crowded is Kyoto now without international tourists?【Photos】

We visit the top tourist sites, and are surprised at what we discover.

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Enjoy “Jinja Ehru” ginger ale from a historic shrine in Tokyo

Drink up the shrine’s blessings in a most sacred pun.

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Does Tokyo’s “breakup shrine” really have the power to end relationships?

We set out to dispel rumours about the shrine’s mysterious power…but it ends up biting us in the butt.

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Preserve a piece of Japanese culture during Corona with your own mini shrine hand-washing ladle

Take your own hishaku ladle with you to purify yourself before entering a Shinto shrine. 

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This shrine in Japan looks too beautiful to exist in our world

A gorgeous sight from a part of Japan that isn’t on many travelers’ itineraries.

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There’s a shrine and strange scene waiting for you at the top of this Japanese train station

Before you hop on the train out of Fukuoka’s Hakata Station, visit the kids of good fortune in their shrine in the sky.

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Japanese shrine creates special water fountain for thirsty bees

Sweet act of kindness melts everyone’s hearts.

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A visit to “the most blessed kappa statues in all of Japan”【Photos】

The fabled yokai water imps at this shrine want to make you happy for your whole life.

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