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Ise Jingu Shrine

Ise Jingu Shrine

Ise Gingu shrine is located in Ise city, Mie prefecture. It, called “Oisesan” and “Dijingusan”, is officially called “Jingu”.This sacred shrine consist of 125 shrines centering on the two main sanctuaries Naiku and Geku.In Naiku, Amaterasu Omikami, an ancestor of…

Nikko Toshogu Shrine – Tochigi

Nikko Toshogu Shrine – Tochigi

World heritage representing Japan “Shrines and Temples of Nikko”. Among them, the most famous “Nikko Toshogu Shrine” is a shrine where Ieyasu Tokugawa was settled, and the existing group of shrines had been mostly rebuilt by the 3rd Shogun Iemitsu…

Yamadera (Risshakuji Temple) – Yamagata

Yamadera (Risshakuji Temple) – Yamagata

Yamadera is a Buddhist temple of Tendai sect founded by Priest En-nin in 860 located in Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture. Yamadera is commonly known as the official name “Risshakuji”.According to the sightseeing brochure of Yamadera, the stone steps to Okunoin are…

Horyu-ji Temple – Nara

Horyu-ji Temple – Nara

Horyuji is a treasure trove of cultural properties.Not only was Horyuji itself as a temple designated as a World Cultural Heritage in December 1993, but of the 125 buildings built within the precincts, 17 national treasures and 35 important cultural…

Hiraizumi – Iwate

Hiraizumi – Iwate

Hiraizumi continued its development for about 100 years in the late Heian period.Hiraizumi’s temples and gardens made based on Pure Land philosophies of the Heian era were registered as World Cultural Heritage in 2011.Among them, Chusonji and Motsuji are famous….

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple – Chiba

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple – Chiba

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a temple of the Shingon sect Buddhist school in Narita city, Chiba prefecture. More than 10 million visitors come to there annually.Naritasan Shinshoji Temle was founded in Tengyo 3 (940) by the great priest who is…

Sensoji Temple – Asakusa Tokyo

Sensoji Temple – Asakusa Tokyo

Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo that was built in 628. Approximately 30 million tourist visit from home and abroad annually.It is the center of cultural development in Edo (Tokyo), and many events are held every season around…

Koyasan Okunoin – Wakayama

Koyasan Okunoin – Wakayama

Koyasan is the head temple of Shingon sect in Wakayama prefecture.There are more historical figures, lord of the whole country, tomb of the Daimyo, rare grave, monument tower. It is said that more than 60% of Sengoku Daimyo is buried…

Sanjusangendo – Kyoto

Sanjusangendo – Kyoto

The official name is “Renge Ouin”, the Originally is the imperial villa of Goshirakawa Emperor after reigning the country in late Heian. The main temple (designated as a national treasure) extending long in the north and south looking to the…

Eikando Zenrinji Temple – Kyoto

Eikando Zenrinji Temple – Kyoto

Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple is located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, and the fantastic sight that autumn leaves wrap the two-storied pagoda is a must-see.  Many tourists visit this temple from all over the country, especially during the autumn…

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