Shrines and Temples in Japan

We are investigating and introducing shrines and temples in various parts of Japan. As popular shrines and temples are the places of interest, people gather as a power spot to receive the power to live, as seasonal events and festival places. We will post popular shrines and temples in Japan.

Shrines in Japan

Ise shrine

Ise city Mie prefecture

Itsukushima shrine

Hiroshima ken Hatsukaichi city

Izumo Ooyashiro

Izumo shimane prefecture

Fushimi-Inari Taisha

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Chichibu Mitsumine Shrine

Saitama Prefecture Chichibu
Former Otaki village, Mitsumine Shrine in Mitsumine, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture, is at Oku Chichibu Mt. Mitsumine Summit peak, at an elevation of 1102 m.

Kamikura Shrine

Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture

Meiji Jingu

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Seated in Yoyogi Shibuya-ku. It was founded on November 1, Taisho 9 (1920). enshrining Emperor Meiji, Shogen Princess. In addition to introduction of Jingu Gaien, Meiji Memorial Museum etc.

Udo Shrine

Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki

Togakushi Shrine

Nagano-ken Nagano-shi
Togakushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine with a history of more than 2,000 years since its founding, consisting of five shrines, Okusha, Nakasha, Houkousha, Kuzuryusha and Hinomikosha, at the foot of Mt.Togakushi.

Takayama Inari Shrine

Creation: unknown
Address: Aomori Prefecture Tsugaru City Ushigata Town Washinosawa 147-1
Features: The red Torii lined with its own creates an atmosphere like a different space.

Tsukiyama Shrine | Official website of Dewa Sanzan Shrine

Nishikawa-cho Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata prefecture

Hakone Shrine (Kuzuryu Shrine)

Kanagawa prefecture Ashigarashimo-gun Hakone cho

Oarai Isosaki Shrine

Isohama-cho 6890, Oarai-machi, Ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture
Oarai-Isosaki Jinja is the shrine at Oarai-cho Higashi-Ibaraki-gun Ibaraki Prefecture, since 856, and is also a cultural asset designated by the prefecture.

Haruna Shrine

Takasaki City Gunma Prefecture
It is a shrine located in Takasaki City, Gumma Prefecture, known as a power spot.

Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine

Tomioka City Gunma Prefecture
Historic shrine in Ichinomiya Tomioka City Gunma prefecture.

Sashide-no-Iso Daitakesan Shrine

Yamanashi prefecture, Yamanashi city

Oyama Shrine

Tateyama Town, Toyama Prefecture
It is a shrine dedicated to Reihou Tateyama as a mountain of God.


Kotohira Town Kagawa Prefecture

Kasuga Taisha

Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Nikko city, Tochigi prefecture

Atsuta Jingu Shrine

Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City

Ikuta Shrine

Kobe city, Hyogo Pref

Suwa Taisha

Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture
Suwa Taisha is a shrine with four precincts in the vicinity of Lake Suwa in Nagano Prefecture.

Kirishima Shrine

Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima-ken

Temples in Japan

Koyasan Shingon Sohonazan, Kongobuji Temple

Takano cho Wakayama prefecture

Kegonshu Daihonzan Todaiji

Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Shoshazan Enkyoji

Hyogo ken Himeji city

Ginkakuji - Rinzai sect Sokokuji-ha

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto Eikan-do ZenlinjiHP

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Toshodaiji Temple

Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Hoshuzan Risshakuji

Yamagata prefecture Yamagata

Otowazan Kiyomizu-dera

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Daihonzan Eiheiji

Eiheiji Town, Fukui Prefecture
It is a Zen dojo that has over 700 years of history and tradition.

Rokuonji - Rinzai Shogunatei

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Tendai Sect Souhonzan Hieizan Enryakuji

Shiga Prefecture Otsu City

Chuson-ji Temple

Address:202 Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Iwate
Features:The significance of Chuson-ji's treasures is that they form an integrated collection of many different crafts, including lacquer work, woodwork, metalwork, dyeing and calligraphy all of which represent the pinnacle of Heian period Buddhist art in eastern Japan. Chusonji is also known as the landmark of autumn leaves.

Kyoto Arashiyama Tourism Temple Suzumushi-tera

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Osu Kannon(Kitano san Shinpuku-ji Hoshoin)

Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City

Minobesan Kuonji

Minobe Town, Yamanashi Prefecture

Kakuozan Nittai-ji

Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City

Shokannon sect Asakusa Kannon Senso-ji

Taito-Ku, Tokyo
It is a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station.

Daihonzan Zojo-ji

Minato-ku, Tokyo
Jodo-Sect Daihonzan Zojoji temple deeply related with Tokugawa shogun's family. Temple of Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, has a 600-year history and exhibits valuable cultural assets. Seasonal events such as Sunday preaching in main hall, copying sutra, New Year's visit are also being held.

Tsukiji Honganji

Chuo-ku, Tokyo
It is Tsukiji Honganji Temple in Tsukiji, Tokyo. We have Kyoto - Nishi Honganji temple as the original temple, spreading the doctrine of Jodo-sect Buddhism and opening preachings, learning courses, events, etc. as a base for the metropolitan area for a heartfelt life and society.

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