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Daisho-In Temple: the alternative to Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima

September 13, 2017 by Jade Brischke

It may not be as famous as Itsukushima Shrine, but Daisho-In Temple on Miyajima is just as beautiful and to let you in on a secret, it’s actually my favourite. When I go to Miyajima, I bypass Itsukushima (and the crowds!) and head straight for Daisho-In. Unlike shrines, which are Shinto, temples in Japan are […]

Must See Shrines and Temples of Nagoya

July 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Japan is served by two predominant religions: Shinto and Buddhism. Shinto is a form of ancestor worship and is the traditional religion of Japan – though it was codified in the eighth century it had been around for many centuries before with evidence that it was around during the pre-historical Jōmon period – with many […]

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