O-torii, a famous torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima and the Floating Shrine on the Sea Itsukushima, popularly known as Miyajima, is an island of Hiroshima Prefecture. The island is one of the Three Views of Japan. “Miyajima” means “the shrine island” in […]

Ama no Iwafune and the haiden

Iwafune Shrine

The Shrine of a Huge “Rock Boat” Iwafune Shrine is a unique Shinto shrine in Osaka. The object of worship is a giant rock called Ama no Iwafune. “Ama” means “heaven” and “Iwafune” means “a […]

the back entrance

Sannomiya Shrine

A Clever Hawk Hides Its Talons The downtown area of Kobe City, Sannomiya takes its name from Sannomiya Shrine. Sannomiya is located in a district of Chuo-ku (‘Central Ward’ in English) in Kobe City. There […]

Sanko-mon Gate

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

This Is Kitano Tenmangu Shrine There are many old Shinto shrines in Kyoto, and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of them. Built in 947, it is the first Shinto shrine that enshrines an actual person […]