Shrines & Temples

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Top 5 Tohoku Destinations to Visit in 2021

Discover this year's best Tohoku travel destinations in Japan.

The Naiku of the Ise Jingu enshrines the sun goddess Amaterasu, the mother of the Japan.


Ise is the original pilgrim's playground; home to Japan's holiest shrine.

golden pavilion

Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion)

See it with your own eyes at Kinkaku-ji Temple.

Zenko-ji Temple

Walk in darkness on a path to this “secret Buddha” and (maybe) find enlightenment.

Tofuku-Ji Temple

Tofuku-ji Temple

Inspiring gardens and autumn madness at Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple.

Aizu Sazaedo Temple's

Aizu Sazaedo Temple

Unique temple pagoda in a scenic, historical setting.

Eiheiji temple in Fukui Japan

Eihei-ji Temple

Do a temple stay at the headquarters of Soto Zen Buddhism.

8 Fascinating Spiritual Getaways in Japan

From silent retreats to mountain temple stays, get in touch with your spiritual side while traveling Japan.

Chuson-ji Temple

Chuson-ji Temple

Visit the golden pavilion of the north deep within the mountains of Iwate Prefecture.

Munakata Taisha and the Forbidden Island of Okinoshima

Munakata Taisha and the Forbidden Island of Okinoshima

One of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Japan.

Nakatsumiya Shrine Fukuoka

Nakatsumiya Shrine

An ancient structure with beautiful ocean views.