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An Introduction to Shrines, and Questions You Might Feel It’s Too Late to Ask: Let’s take one more look at the rituals and practices of Japan’s traditional religions (Shinto).

The first day of the year, regular days, unlucky years, lucky years, and weddings. These are some of the many times practically every Japanese person has visited a Shinto shrine. But when you stop and think about it, do you really know what to do at shrines? Can you explain …

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Five Things to Know About Fushimi Inari-taisha Before Visiting

Oinari-san are a common type of shrine to Japanese people, with over 30,000 nationwide. Fushimi Inari-taisha is actually the head shrine of all of these Oinari-san. Popular with both Japanese and foreign tourists, many foreigners visit Fushimi Inari-taisha from early in the morning. Most of them were attracted to the …

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Attracting Tourists from Abroad! 5 Things to Know Before Visiting Meiji Shrin

Nowadays many foreign tourists flock to see Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan. Especially the conveniently located Meiji Shrine in Tokyo has for a long time been a popular tourist spot. Here are five things you should know before visiting Meiji Shrine. (The following article contains information on rituals …

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From Tokyo’s hidden sightseeing routes to Tokyo’s 10 shrines!

(The following article contains information on rituals and practices that include components based on Japan’s traditional religions (such as Buddhism and Shinto). This content is presented solely for informational purposes; these practices are not enforced in these facilities in any way.) “Tokyo 10 Shrines Tour” is secretly becoming popular. The …

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