temples

Testing our luck – Can visiting Japan’s power spots improve the omikuji temple fortune you draw?

After a month of visiting auspicious sites, Seiji’s luck levels should be maxed out, right?

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Visit the birthplace of the Japanese daruma in Gunma Prefecture

Home to some unusual rotund inhabitants.

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That time our reporter’s classmate became possessed by a dead child at school

Kokkuri-san is a Japanese ouija board that shouldn’t be messed with.

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Amazing Japanese temple photo gives off strong final RPG dungeon vibes

It’s not the last boss that’s waiting inside, though.

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Annual Tokyo festival where guys get wrapped in straw and carried through streets returning【Vids】

The story of a drought, dragons, and one of Japan’s craziest festivals.

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Crowdfunding campaign for Nara World Heritage temple surpasses 100 million yen in 8 days

When the temple asks, the temple shall receive…five-fold.

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This little-known temple in rural Japan has a giant Buddha bigger than Kamakura’s or Nara’s【Pics】

A visit to Seirinji Temple.

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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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Earn points by visiting temples throughout Japan with Buddhist sect’s upcoming app

Even 850-year-old traditions are getting with the times.

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Miss school field trips? Now adults can go on a “school trip” too with new plan at Nara hotel

With lots of tour-like features and educational experiences, you’ll learn a lot and have fun, too!

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Japan’s northernmost brewery on the mainland is…a temple?!?

The holiest craft beer in the country.

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Why does Japan’s most famous ocean legend end at this temple in the middle of the mountains?

Urashima Taro spent centuries at the sea dragon’s palace at the bottom of the ocean, but this Nagano temple says it’s where the story ends.

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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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Photo of snowy Japanese temple wows people around the world

Silent serenity speaks volumes with its overwhelming beauty.

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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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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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