A shrine affiliated with boars and protection for the lower body
An old shrine that has continued to protect the northeast entry to Kyoto
A shrine to the south of the imperial palace for gods who offer directional protection
A significant cultural property with the feel of Edo/Tokyo. Richly decorated with gold foils, the magnificent main building also known as the ”shrine of gold” is astounding.
Pray for good health and matchmaking at this shrine built for subduing an epidemic
Famous for its cherry blossoms and being one of Kyoto’s three Kumano Shrines
A guardian shinto shrine in northern Shinagawa-shuku. Best known for its portable shrines during the annual Shinagawa Shrine Festival in June.
Here resides the god who watches over Kyoto's kitchens
This is a shrine that worships the Emperor Meiji and his wife. It is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo, and you can experience the traditional culture of Japan through various rituals.
Formerly Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine, this shrine is located on the grounds where Kumano’s three deities descended
The head of Japan’s Kumano shrines—famous for matchmaking
Famous for its strange festival, the Kurama Fire Festival
The source of worship to Nachi Falls
The shrine to the north of the main hall of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, whose spirit is worshipped as a deity of marriage. A pair of guardian stones in the grounds known as ”Koi uranai-no-Ishi” dates back to the Jomon period.
The main shrine hall is a national treasure with droves of people lining up for the New Year’s shrine visit at “Sumiyossan”
The gateway to Mt. Fuji, this shrine lets you purify body and mind in an atmosphere both solemn and cooling (you might even get a chance to see Shinto ceremonies like festivals, benedictions, or weddings!)
Kamigamo-jinja Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto, founded during the mythical age. It is famous for its Aoi Festival (Kamo Festival) and is registered as a World Heritage Site.
The head shrine of all the Tenman-gu shrines in Japan, affectionally called ”Kitano no Tenjin-san.” The shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane.
Inherit Hikaru Genji's luck in love
Known for its relation to the Fujiwara clan, this shrine boasts spectacular views of autumn foliage