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Best Shrines in Japan

photo of Ise Grand Shrine - Geku & Naiku

Kansai | Mie | Ise

Ise Grand Shrine - Geku & Naiku

Ise Grand Shrine is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan and is rebuilt every twenty years while using traditional techniques.

photo of Fushimi Inari Shrine

Kansai | Kyoto | Kyoto City

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in the southern part of Kyoto and is one of the important Shinto shrines in the city.

photo of Heian Shrine

Kansai | Kyoto | Kyoto City

Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine was built to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of the capital’s foundation and is dedicated to Emperor Kammu and Emperor Komei.

photo of Kasuga Taisha Shrine

Kansai | Nara | Nara City

Kasuga Taisha Shrine

Kasuga Taisha Shrine is the shrine for the Fujiwara clan. The interior is famous for the many stone and bronze lamps, along with Kasuga-zukuri architectural building style.

photo of Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine

Kansai | Wakayama | Kumano

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine

Kumano is located in the Kii Peninsula and spans into the Wakayama and Mie Prefectures. The Hongu, Nachi and Hayatama Taisha are the three famed shrines of the area.

photo of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Kansai | Osaka | Osaka City

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and is the head shrine for all Sumiyoshi shrines.

photo of Yoshimizu Shrine

Kansai | Nara | Yoshino

Yoshimizu Shrine

Yoshimizu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine located on Yoshino Mountain located in Nara, Japan.

photo of Mikumari Shrine

Kansai | Nara | Yoshino

Mikumari Shrine

Mikumari Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. In 2004, It was designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.