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A shrine is a place for enshrining the ancient gods of Japan. Ancient deities of Japan are believed to have originated in the worship of nature, and they exist in large numbers. The most famous of all are Amaterasu Omikami (Naiku - Inner Shrine of Ise Jinja) and Okuninushi-no-Okami (Izumo Taisha). In contrast, many temples came to be constructed with the passage of time after Buddhism, originating in India, was introduced into Japan via China and the Korean Peninsula. The fusion of kami (Shinto gods) and hotoke (Buddha) in the course of Japanese history has formed our unique Japanese culture.

  Shrines
Kashima-jingu Shrine
> Suigo (Itako and Kashima)
Toshogu Shrine >
Nikko
Meiji Shrine >
Harajuku
Tsurugaoka
Hachiman-gu Shrine and Komachi-dori Avenue
Togakushi-jinja Shrine > Togakushi and Kurohime
Atsuta-jingu Shrine
Ise-Jingu Shrine
Kumano Hongu-Taisha Shrine > Kumano Hongu
Kumano-Nachi Taisha Shrine > Mt. Nachi-san
Shingu
Fushimi-inari Taisha Shrine > Fushimi and Momoyama
Yasaka-jinja Shrine > Higashiyama
Heian-jingu Shrine > Higashiyama
Kamigamo-jinja Shrine > Kamigamo
Imamiya Shrine > Takagamine and Murasakino
Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine
Kasuga-taisha Shrine > Nara-koen Park (Mt. Kasuga-yama)
Isonokami-Jingu Shrine > The Yamanobe Road
Mt. Miwa-yama >
The Yamanobe Road
Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine
Kibitsu-jinja Shrine > Kibi
Itsuku-shima-jinja Shrine
Kotohira-gu Shrine
Dazaifu-tenmangu Shrine > Dazaifu
Takachiho-jinja Shrine > Takachiho-kyo Gorge
Kirishima-jinja Shrine > Kirishima
  Temples
Chuson-ji Temple >
Hiraizumi
Narita-san Shinsho-ji
Temple > Narita
Senso-ji Temple > Asakusa
Hase-dera Temple >
Hase and Yui-ga-hama Beach
Kencho-ji Temple/
Enkaku-ji Temple/
Jochi-ji Temple > Kita-Kamakura
Eihei-ji Temple
Kuonji Temple > Mt. Minobu-san
Zenko-ji Temple
Hino-misaki and
Dojo-ji Temple
Seiganto-ji Temple > Mt. Nachi-san
Kongobu-ji Temple > Mt. Koya-san
Enryaku-ji Temple > Mt.Hiei-zan
Daigo-ji Temple > Yamashina and Daigo
Kiyomizu-dera Temple > Higashiyama
Nanzenji Temple > Higashiyama
Ginkakuji Temple > Higashiyama
Higashi Honganji Temple/Nishi-Honganji Temple > Around Kyoto Station
Toji Temple > Around Kyoto Station
Enkoji Temple > Around Takano
Sanzen'in Temple/
Jakkoin Temple > Ohara
Kurama-dera Temple
> Kurama
Daitoku-ji Temple > Takagamine and Murasakino
Kinkaku-ji Temple > Kinugasa and Omuro
Ryoan-ji Temple > Kinugasa and Omuro
Nin'na-ji Temple > Kinugasa and Omuro
Tenryu-ji Temple/
Jojakuko-ji Temple/
Daikaku-ji Temple/
Adashi-no-Nembutsu-ji Temple > Sagano
Byodoin Temple > Uji
Shiten'no-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple
Horyu-ji Temple
Hozan-ji Temple > Mt. Ikoma-san
Chogoson-ji Temple > Mt. Shigi-san
Muro-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple >
Nara-koen Park
(Kofuku-ji Temple and the Sarusawa-no-ike Pond)
Todai-ji Temple > Nara-koen Park (Todai-ji Temple)
Yakushi-ji Temple > Nishi-no-Kyo
Toshodai-ji Temple > Nishi-no-Kyo
Taima-dera Temple > Taima and Katsuragi
Kinpusen-ji Zao-do Temple > Yoshino
Ruriko-Ji Temple > Yamaguchi City