shrines

At this Kyoto shrine, be careful what you wish for—and how—, because you just might get it

This shrine has built up a reputation for granting wishes, but not in the way you want it to.

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Our reporter visited a dangerous torii at a Shinto shrine and almost had a heart attack

“Don’t wear headphones if you go there”: this important piece of advice will make sense in a moment.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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Kyoto has a shrine that’s supposed to make you rich, so our reporter Mai tested its power

With blessed money and a blessed wallet, is Mai about to strike it rich?

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Happy Reiwa! People celebrate the first day of a new era around Japan 【Pics & Videos】

From jumping off bridges to waiting in ten-hour long queues, there are plenty of ways to welcome in a new era.

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Visit to Kyoto’s “breakup shrine” goes terrifyingly well as woman gets her wish in shocking way

Eventually she got what she wanted, but she lost some blood along the way.

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This beautiful video displays two very different sides of Japan【Video】

Japan’s diversity of culture and landscape is encapsulated in just three minutes.

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Special penis shrine books will even be available for the first time this year.

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This Osaka shrine is a hidden gem that includes a giant, roaring lion’s head

When you visit Osaka, make sure to stop by this shrine for an amazing photo opportunity!

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Japan travel: Best places to see, eat and stay at Nagato and Mine in Yamaguchi Prefecture

This is where you’ll find Japan’s largest cave, a BBQ by the sea, and a rural hotel where Russian President Putin slept in a room behind bulletproof glass.

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Man strips, makes it rain atop stone lantern at Ise Jingu shrine in Japan

New Year’s Eve gets out of hand at Japan’s most holy shrine.

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Nine places to take unforgettable social media photos in Japan

From modern art to Shinto shrines, Data analysis group releases its list of top photography spots from 2018.

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Man finds incredible “door to another world” right in the middle of Tokyo【Video】

While out for a stroll in Ginza, he found a portal that seemed to take him not just to another place, but another timetwice.

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Cute cat infiltrates famous Japanese rock garden at Kyoto’s Tofukuji Temple 【Video】

Stealth feline does a perfect job of stealing the limelight from beautiful rock garden.

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Hanazono Jinja Shrine: Lanterns, stalls and rakes at annual Tori no Ichi cock festival in Tokyo

Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the biggest cock festivals in Tokyo.

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Japanese man gets arrested for stealing 30 yen (US 27 cents) from Shinto shrine’s collection box

Sometimes it’s not how much you steal, but where you steal it from that really gets you in trouble.

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This tiny island you can walk to is a perfect snapshot of why Japan is an amazing place to travel

This beautiful detour, hidden in plain sight, serves as a beautiful example of how Japan always rewards explorers.

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This Shinto shrine’s gorgeous glass gateways are the only ones of their kind in all Japan【Photos】

Torii gates always have an elegant allure, but none quite like this shrine’s.
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Japanese anime fans shocked by torii gate collapse at Washinomiya aka the Lucky Star Shrine

Real-life location for the Lucky Star anime forever altered as iconic gate comes tumbling down.

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Petition to protest bulldozing of Ghibli-featured shrine gathers over 10,000 signatures worldwide

The people have made it clear that they want the shrine to stay, but will that be enough to save it?

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