How to Pray at a Japanese Shrine ?

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There are many different practices that take place at Shinto shrines. These include performing the temizu, praying, and walking through the torii gate  in the proper form. In the videos below, we will explain to you how to turn your first visit to a Shinto shrine into an expert one.

When entering a shrine, you must pass through the Torii gate. Learn how to walk through the gate properly in the video below:

Outside of every shrine, you will see water-filled basins called temizuya. I'll explain how to perform the temizu ritual and why in the video below:

Below is an explanation of how to properly pray at a Shinto shrine:

You now know how to visit a Shinto shrine like a true Japanese person! To find the best shrines to visit, explore the rest of our website.


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