Where the guardian buck and doe are enshrined
Famous since the Edo period (1603–1868) for its god of business prosperity. Site of the largest Tori no Ichi open-air market in Japan.
The head shrine of Oshu, boasting 1,200 years of history
Inherit Hikaru Genji's luck in love
The homeland of a goddess at Ise Grand Shrine, located in the old Tango Province
Having many children themselves, rabbits symbolize safe child-rearing here
The head of Japan’s Kumano shrines—famous for matchmaking
Pray for good health and matchmaking at this shrine built for subduing an epidemic
A shrine to visit for breaking bad habits or starting good ones
The head shrine of all Gion satellite shrines throughout Japan. Local residents call the shrine ”Gion-san.”
The thatched Haiden hall is magnificent
For those who want to succeed like Hideyoshi did
The head shrine of all the Inari-jinja shrines across Japan. Its approximately 1,000 photogenic torii gates (an archway to a Shinto shrine) attract many visitors.
A sacred place connected to Hideyoshi
Enshrines Japan's top Shinto deity
Hie-jinja Shrine has a history of more than 600 years. The Sanno Festival, one of the three biggest Japanese festivals, is held in June.
This is a shrine founded on the vast premises surrounded by the mountains of Nikko. It is familiar to people as the god of luck and marital matchmaking.
The mystical, large torii (gateway) that appears as if it’s floating on the lake’s surface is a must-see
A shrine famous for its ”Wedded Rocks”
A shrine where the god for safe sea travel is enshrined has been respected by people. Many important cultural properties of the ward are preserved in the shrine ground.