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Miyajima Shrine Japan

Miyajima

Cross the floating boundary between the human and spirit world.

The Naiku of the Ise Jingu enshrines the sun goddess Amaterasu, the mother of the Japan.

Ise

Ise is the original pilgrim's playground; home to Japan's holiest shrine and some of the friendliest people you'll encounter.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Follow the path to riches through 10,000 vermillion torii gates.

Nikko, Japan - November 1, 2012: A shinto priest sweeps under the Yomeimon gate at Tosho-gu Shrine. Founded in 1617, the remains of the first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu are entombed here.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Nikko's star attraction.

Mount Haguro

The most visited and accessible summit of the “sacred mountains” in the area of Dewa, an ancient province.

Mice statues outside Otoyo shrine

Otoyo Shrine

Matchmaking mice save the day.

Amano Iwato Shrine

The cave of the sun goddess.

Kamakura

A spiritual seaside getaway close to Tokyo with shrines, temples and big buddha.

Udo Jingu

A storybook shrine.

Takachiho Shrine

See the dance of the gods at this cedar-shrouded shrine.