temples

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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Amazing pics from Kyoto/Nara “bullet tour” show no matter how tight your schedule, you should go

Breathtaking images from a skilled photographer show that even one day in Japan’s former capitals is enough for unforgettable beauty.

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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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Rabbit at Japanese temple freaks people out with glowing eyes, Buddhist deity inside its chest

Dozens of free-roaming bunnies at this temple now have a new overlord looking out for them.

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Kyoto temple goes modern with Techno Memorial combining music and lights with Buddhist Festival

And you probably thought Buddhism was a boring religion, didn’t you?

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Buddhist priest at Japanese temple lodging goes viral for rude responses to tourist’s bad reviews

Many people are siding with the Mt Koya priest, who said he was frustrated by tourists who post “arrogant responses like they’re some travel pioneer”.

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Sado Island: A relatively unknown historical, natural, and tourist gem of Japan

History buffs, nature fans, and Japanese culture enthusiasts will want to check out this island in the Sea of Japan.

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Terahaku aims to be the Airbnb of Japanese temples

Experiencing life in a Buddhist temple in Japan is about to get a whole lot easier.

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Temple bell tolling on Japanese New Year’s Eve gets rid of evil desires, but not complaints

No matter how much good it brings, the sound of a humongous bell struck 108 times might be too much for some people.

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Buddhist temples in Japan get digital upgrade with new techno wooden fish【Video】

The most entertaining way to recite the Heart Sutra.

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Asakusa’s Sensoji temple shocks store owners with sudden 16-fold rent increase in shopping arcade

Businesses in one of Japan’s oldest shopping strips are wondering if they can survive after the surprising new increase.

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Giant Buddhist pagoda and Kannon statue in Fukuoka Prefecture look like a theme park

We’ve seen some big Kannon statues before, but this one takes the Zen cake.

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TV program claims Japanese temple banned cats for being too cute, Japan nods in agreement

But some sources show the report is only half-right.

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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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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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Fake monks targeting foreign visitors to Japan?

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

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Japanese monk surrounded by adorable cats achieves supremely sublime breakfast【Photos】

A soul-soothing way to start the day.

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

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Crazy Kyoto train will have a giant lens motif taking up its entire front end

Set to go into service next year carrying passengers from downtown Kyoto to Buddhist mountain temples.

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Kyoto temple’s women-only mausoleum accepts women who don’t want to share their husband’s grave

Zuishinin Temple is there for women who say one lifetime together is enough.

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