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    • Tokyo
    • Arts & CraftsHistory & Religion
    • Eddy Murayama

    Defense of the Edo castle by old wisdo…

    Temples and shrines were carefully allocated to protect the Edo castle from evil spirits according to Fusui which is …

    • Tokyo
    • Shrine & TempleHistory & Religion
    • Yoko Yoshida

    Matsuchiyama Shoden Temple, Very Uniqu…

    Matsuchiyama Syoden Temple is a Buddhist temple in Asakusa. It’s located near Sensoji Temple which is the head temple…

    • Nagano
    • NinjaSoba & UdonNational ParkShintoism
    • Yuki Takano

    Okusha of Togakushi Jinja, one of the …

    OverviewIn Japanese mythology, due to her brother's disorderly behavior, the Great Sun Goddess Amaterasu hid in the H…

    • Toyama
    • AnimeScenic ViewsBuddhism
    • Eddy Murayama

    Popular sightseeing spots of Tradition…

    Takaoka is a traditional city in Toyama prefecture located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in the Chubu region on ce…

    • Tokyo
    • SamuraiArts & Crafts
    • Jin Shibata

    Secrets of Samurai Helmet (JINS_1310)

    Samurai are the name of warriors in the feudal era in Japan. They wore Yoroi (armor) and Kabuto (helmet) on wars to p…

    • Nara
    • Emperor
    • Jin Shibata

    Mausoleum of the 1st Emperor Jimmu (JI…

    According to the Nihon Shoki or the Chronicles of Japan which is the 2nd oldest book of Japanese history, it is Emper…

    • Kanagawa
    • CastleSamurai
    • Eddy Murayama

    Amazing Features and History of Odawar…

    1. Sightseeing spotOdawara is a traditional castle town located about 40 minutes southwest of Tokyo by Shinkansen, bu…

    • Kumano
    • Shrine & TempleWorld HeritageShintoism
    • Jin Shibata

    Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine (J…

    Kumano Hayatama Taisha is one of Kumano Sanzan (the Three Grand Shrines in Kumano) which includes other two of Kumano…

    • Himeji
    • CastleSamuraiWorld Heritage
    • Jin Shibata

    White Heron Castle @ Himeji (JINS_2801…

    If you visit Kyoto, please extend your legs to the Himeji Castle located near JR Himeji Station (1 hour train ride by…

    • Kanto
    • CastleSamurai
    • Jin Shibata

    Black Crow Castle @ Matsumoto (JINS_20…

    The Matsumoto Castle is called "Black Crow Castle" for its black exterior. The walls are black in color as they are c…