temples

Takigyo, Japanese waterfall meditation, is a sure way to shock yourself out of your winter rut

After one too many lazy Saturdays, we find ourselves standing at the foot of an ice cold waterfall.

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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 vending machine sells PCR tests at 350-year-old temple in Tokyo【Photos】

We pick up a testing kit at the last place we ever expected to find one.

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Four photos, five years – A father’s beautiful pictures of his daughter growing up at Nara temple

Loving dad also has a heartwarming idea for what to photograph next.

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Japanese water purification ritual at shrines under threat due to the pandemic

Shrine enthusiasts come up with a clever solution to help preserve an important tradition.

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Samurai’s severed head moved in Tokyo, earthquake occurs at his body in Ibaraki

“More care than a nuclear weapon” required to restore the burial mound dedicated to Japan’s most vengeful spirit.

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Giant temple in mountains of Japan is also one of its most impressive tapioca bubble tea cafes

What better way to end a temple visit than with an ice-cold tapioca bubble tea?

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Sensoji temple at Asakusa gets a new giant lantern

While we were all social distancing, Tokyo’s most famous temple got a facelift.

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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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Through the eyes of a ninja – Thrilling drone video recreates shinobi raid at historical temple

Ninja and samurai duel inside the centuries-old “Temple of the Shogun” in Aichi Prefecture.

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Japanese photographer captures the beauty of Kyoto in the snow 【Photos】

Visit famous tourist spots like you’ve never seen them before. 

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Japanese shrine bans foreign visitors following disrespectful behaviour by tourists

Nagasaki priest says over-tourism, vandalism and theft of amulets led to his controversial decision.

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Busting one of the biggest myths about the five-yen coin and shrine offerings in Japan

You may have heard giving a certain amount of money will win you favor with the gods, but a very high authority says otherwise.

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A visit to Tokyo’s luckiest, kitty-est lucky cat temple: Gotokuji【Photos】

Like the samurai lord who visited 400 years ago, we get beckoned to this suburban temple by its feline charm.

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Wannabe science fiction writer graffitis centuries-old Kyoto temple for extremely weird reason

Baffling justification still gets him arrested.

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Vandalism on rise at Japanese shrines as pro-Hong Kong protest prayer boards are defaced

Ema supporting ongoing Hong Kong protests have been crossed out, snapped into pieces, and written over in Chinese.

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Overworked Japanese employees mourn unused paid holidays at new Buddhist memorial service

Workaholics asked to address this senseless loss in a country where taking paid leave is frowned upon.

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Japan Travel: Mysterious rockstar Jizo statue found at Kiyomizudera temple

Mother Nature blesses a Buddhist statue with a full head of hair.

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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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A visit to Japan’s cat beautiful, quirky, and touching cat temple, Unrinji【Photos】

Often-overlooked temple in one of Japan’s most best sightseeing towns was inspired by the story of a deeply devoted samurai cat.

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