While you may think that all luck is the same, many different types of luck are available in Japan.
By Matthew Coslett 3 min read
Japanese shrines are beautiful and awe-inspiring. But what's actually in a shrine? Here's a quick run down of the basics, from kami to Korean dogs.
Travel with Fergus to Fukui and Mie and discover some of the most important sites of worship in Shinto and Zen Buddhism.
Discover five of the most scenic sacred Shinto archways found across the country.
From Kanazawa to Yamadera, these five rewarding destinations in Japan are now cheaper to access via bullet train.
Take a trip to a hidden gem in Okayama Prefecture, Kurashiki Bikan Chiku, filled with Edo Period aesthetic and quaint Japanese charm.
Why are some animals in Japan eaten while some pets receive funeral services led by religious officials and are then enshrined within Buddhist altars within the home?
Learn why a cat is lucky, why pregnant women want to have a dog's day and why you should never mess with crabs.
Not only is Ise Grand Shrine Japan's most important Shinto site—but it's also a great deep dive into Japanese culture and history.
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?