Shrines and temples for budget travellers in Japan

Shrines and temples for budget travellers in Japan2018-07-10T17:26:18+00:00

Who comes to Japan and doesn’t visit a few shrines and temples? Japan is full of them, and a random walk anywhere in a city will get you to one in a few minutes, but the best ones will really take your breath away. Shrines (Shinto) and temples (Buddhist) are suburb places to relax and feel the real Japan.

Best shrines and temples in Japan

Uji

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

Yamadera

Yamadera (山寺), meaning Mountain Temple, is a small town well known for its beautiful, scenic Ryūshaku-ji (立石寺) temple. The town is [...]

Miyazaki

Udo-jingu Shrine, Miyazaki Miyasaki (宮崎), located in south eastern Kyushu, is a prefecture well known across the country [...]

Izumo-taisha

Izumo Taisha (出雲大社) is a grand shrine, considered one of Japans top 3. Located in northern Chugoku, it is an [...]

Asakusa

Asakusa (あさくさ/浅草) is the main tourist zone in Tokyo.  While this may put some travelers off, it is still a [...]

Hiraizumi

While Japan's other World Heritage sites get more attention, Hiraizumi (平泉) is the one to see if you want to [...]

Koyasan

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

Ise Shrines

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

Nikko

One of Japan's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Nikko is a great way to spend a few days away from [...]