In Japan, there is a belief that “All the deities(gods)” or “All things have a spirit”. It is said that there are “eight million (Yaoyorozu) gods”. The belief is called “Shinto”, and it’s a faith unique to Japan. Although the exact meaning of the word “faith” may be a little different… It would be clearer if we call it a kind of “Nature worship”. The buildings (O-Yashiro) that enshrine these deities or gods are called “Shrines”. It is probably one of the most ancient “Japanese cultures”.

In this section, we would like to show various things about “Shrines”.

Jinjya shrine


The belief in “Japanese Shinto” is based on the thought of “Nature worship”, which says that gods dwell in all of nature and all events, and even in things created

Differences in called


Some shrines are not named “○○ Jinjya”, but are named “△△ Taisha”, “□□ Jingu”, or “×× Miya”. You can see named “●● Sha” too. Why do they have different

Power spots


Due to the sacred power of the gods, “shrines” are believed to be places where luck can be given and bad luck can be cleansed. We are called “Power