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Tenkawa Shrine in Nara

Tenkawa Shrine in Nara

Hiroyuki Kato

Mystical "Tenkawa Shrine", standing at the center of the sacred triangle linking three sacred sites, Yoshino, Kumano and Koya, is well known for

Nara 8
Kyoto Manshu-in Temple 13

Kyoto Manshu-in Temple

Tomoko Kamishima

Manshu-in Temple, located on a hillside in the north suburbs of Kyoto, was established by Priest Saicho (the founder of the Japanese Tendai Sect who also

Kyoto
Hio-Hachiman Shrine

Hio-Hachiman Shrine

JapanTravel Guest

One of the obvious characteristics of Hio-Hachiman Shrine is its profusion of stone lions or shishi, which stand in pairs on either side of the entrance

Ehime
Hanta-ji Temple

Hanta-ji Temple

JapanTravel Guest

Hanta-ji Temple, No. 50 of the 88 sacred temples of Shikoku, offers a sweeping view over south Matsuyama

Ehime