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.
Ono no Komachi concealed herself here amongst the plum blossoms
A majestic temple and garden with beautiful Arashiyama in the background
Make your wishes at Nariai-ji Temple
A temple associated with Heian-era poet Ariwara no Narihara
Beloved Buddha artifacts inside the school of Heijo Palace
Featuring a wooden statue of a historical Shogun from the Ashikaga period
A Nichiren Buddhist temple housing Kishimojin (Hariti), the deity of easy childbirth. Steeped in nature, Kishimojin-do has been a popular site for viewing cherry blossoms since the Edo period (1603-1868).
The head temple of the Myoshin-ji Temple school of the Rinzai sect. It is Japan's largest Zen temple, with 46 sub-temples.
The mountain villa of Minamoto no Toru, the model for Hikaru Genji
Don't miss seeing the resting place for Shinsengumi members, Mibu-zuka
One of the last temples to prohibit entry to women
This large temple complex boasts a magnificent ancient hall
A grand temple complex established on Mount Koya some 900 years ago
A spiritual area surrounding Kobo Daishi’s mausoleum
Tie your prayers under the branches of the willow trees
An ancient temple with a beautiful garden, connected to Murasaki Shibibu
A little-known temple hidden deep in the mountains
An elegant temple with a Japanese rock garden and wonderful autumn foliage
A temple located in the holy mountain of Kurama in Kyoto. Minamoto no Yoshitsune is said to have trained here, and visitors can feel the vibrant energy of nature and the universe.