Temples and Shrines

Culture

Animal Symbolism of Shrines and Temples in Japan

Learn why a cat is lucky, why pregnant women want to have a dog's day and why you should never mess with crabs.

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Culture

5 Cool Things I Learned About Japan at Ise Shrine

Not only is Ise Grand Shrine Japan's most important Shinto siteā€”but it's also a great deep dive into Japanese culture and history.

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Culture

An Introduction to: Japanese Shrines and Temples

Do you know your Shinto shrine from your Buddhist temple? Why is the five yen coin the luckiest? And what should you do if you get a bad fortune?

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