shrines

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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The only path to this Nagasaki Shinto shrine gets swallowed by the sea every day【Video】

A popular destination for those looking for love or trying to start a family, but you’ll want to check the tide schedule before you visit.

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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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The top 20 places to visit in Tokyo, as chosen by travelers

From elegant gardens to stoic shrines and museums of fine art, Tokyo is full of places to stimulate the mind, soothe the soul, and please the senses.

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A late-night visit to Japan’s execution site Cursed Pine Tree【Hunted Tokyo】

The tree is said to curse those who draw near, but thankfully divine protection is available nearby.

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Fake monks targeting foreign visitors to Japan?

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

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

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Japan’s Kashima Shrine has a beautiful, sacred spring hiding behind its main buildings

Serene waters have been purifying worshipers for centuries.

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Japan travel bucket list: top places to visit in each prefecture before you die【Part II】

The second part of our Japanese bucket list dedicated to all travel enthusiasts!

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Japanese shrine maidens in Osaka spotted wearing unusual costumes during winter

One shinto shrine is making news around Japan for dressing their miko in a garment many had never seen before.

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Heavy snowfall in Kyoto creates scenes of breathtaking beauty at tourist sites around the city

According to locals, this much snow only falls once every two years in Kyoto.

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Japanese shrine maiden roomwear officially on sale, looks divinely cute, heavenly comfortable

Cozy Shinto-style fashion for relaxing at home.

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Handsome men in ultra-snappy security uniforms delight New Year’s visitors to Japanese shrine

Anime-style outfits have become so popular they’re inspiring their own fan art.

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Kyoto temple bans photography at famous autumn foliage viewing spots

Some of Japan’s most iconic places to see the autumn leaves are now off-limits to photographers.

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Hit anime Your Name inspires new sake, blessed by priests in the shrine that appears in the movie

After making a splash at the box office, Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime leads to something you can pour into a sake cup.

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10 places in Japan so beautiful it’s practically hard to take a bad picture while you’re there

Nine locations to visit right now, and one to save for the spring.

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The 10 most beautiful places to see the autumn leaves in Japan, as chosen by travelers

Ranking of Japan’s best fall colors will have you ready to head into the great (and red) outdoors.

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New hemp mascot character Asamiko-chan appears in Japan

With her own official Twitter account and a town in Tottori Prefecture behind her, Japan’s first ever cannabis character comes dressed as a pink-haired shrine maiden.

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Japanese futon for your wallet lets it rest, claims to impart Shinto blessings

Luxury and divine assistance, all in one tiny, traditional package.

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Beckoning cat fortunes lure a kitten into their box at cat temple in Japan

See what the future holds for this curious kitten who decided to dip into a box of cat-adorned fortune-telling charms.

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