Temples and Shrines

There are temples and shrines in various places in Japan. The temple is the base of Buddhism. The shrine is a place to worship indigenous gods and historical person.

Yes, Christians and Muslims may be hard to understand, but there are many gods in Japan. Buddhist Buddha is also a foreign god.

Most of the indigenous gods shield and protect specific areas such as mountains and the ocean. But Shogun Ieyasuke Tokugawa who existed 400 years ago, is also enshrined as a god in Nikko Toshogu Shrine.

Torii, 鳥居
A uniqueness gate called “torii(鳥居)” is a sign of a shrine.