The oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo best known by the Kaminarimon Gate is one of the must-visit places in Tokyo. On Nakamise Street, you can enjoy souvenir shopping and snack-joint hopping.
Don't miss seeing the resting place for Shinsengumi members, Mibu-zuka
Beloved Buddha artifacts inside the school of Heijo Palace
A temple associated with Heian-era poet Ariwara no Narihara
Tadao Ando designed this temple's main hall
Famous for its tea room, ”Hasso-no-seki”
A temple of the Nichiren sect on Mt. Ogura in Sagano. It is well-known for ”Hyakunin Isshu” (a collection of 100 poems by 100 different poets). In autumn, the nearby mountains awash with brilliant red leaves.
Famous for its majestic, moss-covered garden
Happiness arrives with the buzzing of bell crickets
Ono no Komachi concealed herself here amongst the plum blossoms
Known for “the evening bell of Mii-dera”, one of the Eight Views of Omi
Featuring a garden created by Motonobu Kano
A temple built upon the request of Emperor Tenmu during the Hakuho Period. Reconstructed in recent years, the temple structures showcase beautiful, vibrant colors.
Many people visit to receive divine blessing from the “kachi daruma”, said to bring good luck
The abbot’s chambers are surrounded by four gardens
Himeji’s famous mountain-top temple
A temple with strings of ”monkey charms”
The head temple of the Rinzai sect's Tofuku-ji School, which has Japan's largest monastery and oldest San-mon gate. It is known as one of Kyoto's best places to view autumn leaves.
Tie your prayers under the branches of the willow trees
A Zen temple of the Rinzai School built in the scenic area of Arashimaya in Kyoto. It was built by Takauji Ashikaga in memory of the recently deceased Emperor Go-Daigo.