Japan In-Depth

The Differences Between Praying at Shrines and Temples in Japan

High upon the to-do list of most tourists in Japan is to visit one of the country’s many beautiful and historic shrines or temples. With over 155,000 to choose from throughout Japan, finding one is far easier than figuring out what to do once you get there. In this article, we’re going to break down the key differences between shrines and temples and explain how to pray at each.


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