the entrance of Ise shrine

Introduction of Shinto shrine (jinja) in Japan

    Shrines in Japan deify various Shinto gods. Because Shinto have Yaoyorozu-no Kami(八百万の神, eight million gods) which means myriad gods. In other words, it is polytheism. Not only the gods from the myth, such as Kojiki(古事記), but also the nature and personal belongings.   Originally, the religion started from the nature worship in ancient time. People Read more about Introduction of Shinto shrine (jinja) in Japan[…]

Let’s go to Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima Island!

Famous torii gate in the sea and historic Itsukushima Shrine UNESCO designated Itsukushima Shrine as World Heritage Site in 2006. It is at Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture and the most popular sightseeing spot the Chugoku region in Japan.     The red buildings and torii gate in the calm sea brings about an air of mystery. The Read more about Let’s go to Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima Island![…]

Miyajima Island itsukushima shrine

Learning about Miyajima Island in Hiroshima, Japan

Miyajima Island where there is Itsukushima Shrine (World Heritage Site) The red torii gate stands calmly and solidly in the Inland Sea Seto. It is really impressive scene. The torii at Miyajima Island is famous as well as the Thousands Torii Gate of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto City.   Itsukushima Shrine was registered as a cultural Read more about Learning about Miyajima Island in Hiroshima, Japan[…]

Exploring Ibusuki traditional culture in Kagoshima, Japan!

Not sand bath and hot spring (onsen) only. Ibusuki where the Satsuma culture is still alive Ibusuki City (指宿市) is the temperate region at the southern tip of Satsuma Peninsula in Kagoshima Prefecture. The temperature isn’t below 10℃ even in winter.    Before everything, the sand bath of the city is so famous. But that Read more about Exploring Ibusuki traditional culture in Kagoshima, Japan![…]

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, famous for the red gates in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in the south part of Kyoto City where is the sightseeing spot with many historical architectures.    In Kyoto, the Japanese travelers visit the temples of Kinkakuji (Rokuonji) or Kiyomizu-dera rather than Fushimi Taisha. But the shrine is the most popular temple or shrine in Read more about Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, famous for the red gates in Kyoto[…]