Visiting temples and shrines

Let me briefly describe essential steps and manners concerning visiting Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan. While there is no strict dress code when visiting shrines and temples, it is recommended to be appropriately dressed to show respect at a place of worship. How to visit a temple Behave calmly and respectfully. Show your […]

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Reblog : All About a Temple Stay in South Korea

Have you ever tried living like a Buddhist monk for a day? Yea neither had I until a little over a week ago. What can you learn from it, and how can it change you? All About a Temple Stay in South Korea — Your guide to living abroad

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Todaiji Temple 東大寺

Todaiji (東大寺, Tōdaiji, “Great Eastern Temple”) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple was constructed in 752. As the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan and grew so powerful that the capital was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 to lower […]

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