Religion in Japan
We have Shinto and Buddhism mainly.
Omikuji Fortune Papers in Japan
Omikuji is a fortune paper you find in the Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. On it, you will find a message from the deities and your fortune level. Why don't you try it when you visit Japan?
Pilgrimage in Shikoku
A famous reason to visit Shikoku is to do a pilgrimage around 88 Buddhist temples which are scattered all over the island. Even today, many people make this pilgrimage. Let’s find out its history and why it attracts many people.
Christianity in Japan | Japanese Religions
Did you ever wonder how Christianity ended up in Japan? And why are church weddings and Christmas so popular in Japan while only a small minority of the population is Christian? Let us answer these questions and more!
Religions in Japan | Japanese Religions
Japan has two main religions, Shinto and Buddhism. Although many people claim to have no particular belief, most participate in both Shinto and Buddhist customs and rituals.
Shinto in Japan | Japanese Religions
Shinto has been the main religion in Japan since ancient times, centering on the ideas of Japanese intimacy with nature and ancestor worship. Learn the basics of Shinto beliefs!
Buddhism in Japan | Religions Guide
While Japan's first main religion is Shinto, the second main religion is Buddhism. How did Buddhism come to Japan, and which influence does it have on daily life in Japan?
Omamori | Japanese Religions Guide
Small amulets called 'omamori' are sold at most shrines and temples in Japan. What is the meaning of this custom?
5 Most Recommended Shinto Shrines in Japan
It can be difficult to choose which shrine to visit in Japan because there are so many interesting ones to choose from. To help you, we present a list of 5 of the most impressive Shinto shrines to visit during your stay in Japan.
Japanese Weddings | Japanese Culture Guide
Japan has its own customs surrounding weddings. Learn more about the interesting mix of cultures that makes up Japanese weddings!
Shinto Goddess Amaterasu Omikami
Amaterasu is the incarnate goddess as the Sun that governs the Universe and the main deity of Japanese Shinto. It is believed that the royal family of Japan descends directly from this important goddess.
Shinto Shrines in Japan
Whether you are in a large city like Tokyo or in a small village in the countryside, a Shinto shrine is never far away in Japan. What are the rules when you visit a shrine?