The Top 4 Japanese Temples

Japan’s stunning culture and rich history are deeply rooted in the faith held by the nation’s people for thousands of years, with over 70% of the population following Shinto practices with a combination of Buddhist rituals.

The unique blend of ideologies has led to the Japanese being an incredibly polite, clean and respectful nation- one that believes taking care of nature, oneself, and others is more important than anything else. 

Japan is well known for its super advanced earthquake-proof buildings and impressive public transport options- but the traditional and ancient examples of architecture are just as synonymous with the country.

If you’re looking to increase your spirituality, reconnect with nature and explore some of the most stunning temples and shrines in the world then you’ll need to start with some excellent accommodation.

Try one of the amazing Prince Hotel locations dotted around the country in incredible cities; the Karuizawa Prince Hotel for example is one of the best hotels in Japan andits location in Tokyo is the perfect place to start your Japanese spiritual adventure.

Now let’s take a look at the most impressive temples in the country. Explore your spirituality and reconnect with nature as you explore the very best Japanese temples.

Izumo Taisha Shrine

This is one of the country’s oldest and most prized shrines.

No one is quite sure when it was built but there are records dating back to around 700 CE! It’s an incredibly spiritual and important place for Japan.

Visiting the temple is supposed to bring good health to your relationship, and is even thought to strengthen marriages.

Byodo-in Temple

This is one of the very best examples of Japanese architecture anywhere in the world.

A temple has existed on this spot since 900 CE and the connection between nature and human life is evident and beautiful.

This temple can be found in Kyoto, an easy drive from the Tokyo Prince Hotel, one of the finest hotels in Minato.

Yama-dera Temple

The Yama-dera is also known as the Mountain Temple thanks to its stunning mountainside location.

The views are breathtaking and the temple itself is thought to be over a thousand years old, and is hewn out of the very mountain upon which it rests.

Itsukushima Shrine

The Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most iconic and beautiful in the country.

Many would recognise the famous images of the Torii Gate that seems to float in a picturesque bay, but the island where the temple is located is just as stunning.

Wander the nature trails amongst the Japanese Maple trees, explore the ancient temple and then venture into the incredible city of Hiroshima.  

Explore Japanese Culture

So there you have it; some of the most stunning and unbelievably beautiful temples in Japan.

This a country that is rich in history and culture, and exploring the gorgeous temples are a great way to connect with the fabric of Japan.

Make the most of your stay in a wonderful Prince Hotel by exploring the real Japan, and its extraordinary temples.


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