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- A Guide to Akasaka Shrines and Temples - June 1, 2023
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Wrapping up money?
When looking at western style cultures, gift giving is done for many occasions. Holidays, anniversaries,... Read More
Namiyoke Inari (Shrine)
Tucked away right next door to one of Tokyo’s biggest and busiest tourist attractions lies... Read More
Why are Shinto Shrines Surrounded by Trees and Forests?
If you frequent Japanese Shinto shrines, you may have noticed that they are commonly... Read More
How to use Pokemon Go at shrines and temples
The world has been taken by storm by one of Japan’s most famous franchises, Pokemon.... Read More
What is Zazen?
Sitting cross-legged on the ground and looking down, half focusing on the black line that... Read More
The Hikawa Shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo, like all 59 Hikawa shrines, is a spiritual branch... Read More