Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine has been made famous in modern culture through countless photographs and movies, including Memoirs of a Geisha, that depict the thousands of photogenic vermilion torii lining the stone paths throughout the extensive shrine grounds. Only a short walk along the stone path lined with the Vermilion Read more [...]
Japanese Shrines are sacred buildings of the Shinto religion, an indigenous religion to Japan. The primary objective of a Shinto Shrine is to store and protect sacred objects, kami. These objects are said to be enshrined. Most Shinto Shrines feature a honden, the primary building where the sacred objects, kami are stored. An exception to this is where the sacred object is a mountain or similarly large object. Some shrines contain halls for worship, known as haiden.
Jonangu Shrine is famous for its four gardens which represent four different styles from the four periods; Heian, Muromachi, Momoyama and Heisei. These Japanese gardens feature ponds, tea house, waterfall and a dry landscape style garden. Jonangu Shrine is in southern Kyoto.