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Built as a replica of one of Kyoto`s best known temple Kiyomizu-dera in the Tennoji... Read More
What are Goshuin?
If you plan on visiting many temples and shrines in Japan, I recommend purchasing... Read More
The Art of Sitting and Emptying Your Mind
We’ve all seen it in movies: the Buddhist monk sitting still in the Lotus position,... Read More
How the Tourism Boom is Causing Japan to Change its Controversial Symbol for Temples
The other day while finding temples to add to our interactive map, I noticed something strange.... 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
How do Japanese at the seasonal division?
Setsubun, which literally translates as “seasonal division,” is a traditional event held on the day... Read More