Kansai Shrines and Temples

Sumiyoshi Taisha

2018-07-09T11:36:49+00:00

Sumiyoshi-taisha (住吉大社), or the Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is Osaka's most famous shrine. It is the headquarters of over 2000 Shinto shrines [...]

Sumiyoshi Taisha2018-07-09T11:36:49+00:00

Shimogamo Shrine

2018-07-09T11:39:17+00:00

Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社), linked to the northern Kamimono Shrine, is part of the world heritage sites in Kyoto. It is [...]

Shimogamo Shrine2018-07-09T11:39:17+00:00

Kamigamo Shrine

2018-07-09T11:38:45+00:00

Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社), twinned with Shimogamo Shrine to the south, is an important Shinto shrine in northern Kyoto. Designated a [...]

Kamigamo Shrine2018-07-09T11:38:45+00:00

Daigoji Temple

2018-07-09T11:51:29+00:00

Daigoji Temple (醍醐寺) is a picturesque Buddhist temple in south Kyoto. While a bit run down in places, the main [...]

Daigoji Temple2018-07-09T11:51:29+00:00

Mount Shosha

2018-07-09T12:20:45+00:00

Mount Shosha (書写山) is a 371 metre tall mountain near Himeji, the top of which is full of Buddhist temples of [...]

Mount Shosha2018-07-09T12:20:45+00:00

Ninna-ji Temple

2018-07-18T19:47:35+00:00

Ninna-ji Temple (仁和寺) is yet another awesome World Heritage listed temple in Kyoto. The temple was founded in 888 by the reigning [...]

Ninna-ji Temple2018-07-18T19:47:35+00:00

Daikaku-ji Temple

2018-07-09T12:31:50+00:00

Daikaku-ji (大覚寺) is a quiet temple in northern Kyoto. Not many people come here compared to others in Kyoto, and while it [...]

Daikaku-ji Temple2018-07-09T12:31:50+00:00

Tenryuji Temple

2018-07-18T19:46:42+00:00

Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺) is ranked as one of Kyoto's top temples and a World Heritage site. The large, but fun to navigate complex houses [...]

Tenryuji Temple2018-07-18T19:46:42+00:00

Sanjusangendo Temple

2018-07-09T12:40:35+00:00

Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) is a completely breathtaking temple containing one thousand life-size, golden Kannon statues. This place really has to [...]

Sanjusangendo Temple2018-07-09T12:40:35+00:00

Toji Temple

2018-07-18T19:46:32+00:00

Toji Temple (東寺) is one of the two 'guardian temples' that was built when Japan's capital was moved from Nara to Kyoto. Toji [...]

Toji Temple2018-07-18T19:46:32+00:00

Ryoanji Temple

2018-07-18T19:51:19+00:00

Ryoanji Temple (龍安寺), meaning The Temple of the Dragon at Peace, is a World Heritage listed "dry landscape" garden and temple. It [...]

Ryoanji Temple2018-07-18T19:51:19+00:00

Uji

2018-07-18T19:51:58+00:00

Uji (宇治) is a popular tourist spot known for it's many centuries old shrines and temples, 2 of which are [...]

Uji2018-07-18T19:51:58+00:00

Ise Shrines

2018-07-18T19:09:52+00:00

The Ise shrines are often regarded to be in the top 3 shrine areas in Japan.  The simple, yet spectacular [...]

Ise Shrines2018-07-18T19:09:52+00:00

Koyasan

2018-07-18T20:07:18+00:00

Koyasan will really take your breath away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a town of Buddhist temples in the mountains south of [...]

Koyasan2018-07-18T20:07:18+00:00

Shitennoji Temple

2018-08-08T09:21:05+00:00

If all the lights of downtown Osaka get too much, head to Shitennoji Temple, the oldest temple in Japan. It's very [...]

Shitennoji Temple2018-08-08T09:21:05+00:00

Honganji Temples

2018-07-10T14:29:08+00:00

The Honganji temples, consisting of Nishi Honganji (west temple) and Higashi Honganji (east temple), are large Buddist complexes walking distance from Kyoto [...]

Honganji Temples2018-07-10T14:29:08+00:00

Kinkaku-ji Temple

2018-07-18T20:07:30+00:00

Kinkaku-ji Temple, AKA Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is something you really have to see with your own eyes.  The beautiful [...]

Kinkaku-ji Temple2018-07-18T20:07:30+00:00
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