shrines

“Ghost photo” shows Kyoto’s breathtaking Fushimi Inari Shrine can be bone-chilling at night

And that flash of light isn’t even the scariest part of the snapshot.

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Japanese Twitter user posts beautiful photos of what may be Japan’s most picturesque shrine

Gorgeous photos show an otherworldly shrine hidden away in the heart of Kyushu.

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Plan to turn real-world shrine from Studio Ghibli anime into a parking lot upsets fans, residents

Shinto shrine was featured in recently deceased anime director Isao Takahata’s Pom Poko.

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Travelers’ misguided attempt to earn good luck is damaging Japan’s most famous torii shrine gate

While in Japan, you absolutely should visit Hiroshima’s Miyajima island, but while there, you definitely shouldn’t do this.

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Feel what it’s like to be a Shinto shrine maiden with shrine’s experience package for foreigners

Chief priest cites popularity of miko heroine in anime hit Your Name for increased interest in traditional role.

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Mr. Sato visits the “shrine of money” in Kyoto

Turns out, if you want to pray for money, there’s a really long line.

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Japanese sign uses the power of spirits to strike fear into passers-by and stop them from littering

Forget putting the fear of God into someone; this graveside sign calls on spirits to ensure people mind their manners.

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Photographer captures fantastical images of a fire-walking festival in northern Japan【Photos】

These photos offer a stunning look at one of Japan’s many festivals.

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Shrine cat takes a nap in a Zen garden【Photos】

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: cats rule the world. Maybe that even includes the spiritual world?

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Draw-your-own fox charms are one of the highlights of Kyoto’s famous Fushimi Inari Shrine

Go for the history and culture. Stay for the silly artwork.

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Top 30 tourist sites in Japan: the most popular sightseeing spots for overseas visitors

From the well-known to the obscure, this year’s annual ranking of top spots has some surprises in store for even the most seasoned travellers.

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The only path to this Nagasaki Shinto shrine gets swallowed by the sea every day【Video】

A popular destination for those looking for love or trying to start a family, but you’ll want to check the tide schedule before you visit.

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Three reasons you should go to Kyoto right now

There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital, but May is an especially good time.

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The top 20 places to visit in Tokyo, as chosen by travelers

From elegant gardens to stoic shrines and museums of fine art, Tokyo is full of places to stimulate the mind, soothe the soul, and please the senses.

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A late-night visit to Japan’s execution site Cursed Pine Tree【Hunted Tokyo】

The tree is said to curse those who draw near, but thankfully divine protection is available nearby.

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Fake monks targeting foreign visitors to Japan?

Mock monks after your money? On layman‘s terms.

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It’s all in the name of Japanese culture and tradition.

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Japan’s Kashima Shrine has a beautiful, sacred spring hiding behind its main buildings

Serene waters have been purifying worshipers for centuries.

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Japan travel bucket list: top places to visit in each prefecture before you die【Part II】

The second part of our Japanese bucket list dedicated to all travel enthusiasts!

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Japanese shrine maidens in Osaka spotted wearing unusual costumes during winter

One shinto shrine is making news around Japan for dressing their miko in a garment many had never seen before.

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