Some temples and shrines in Japan #1

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Japan has more than 88,000 Shinto shrines and more than 85,000 Buddhist temples. So if we are going to talk about each temple in an article it becomes very difficult. So we decided to create this article and present some of the thousands of temples in Japan.

Here you will find a brief description of the temple and a video of our friend Santana showing the beauty and surroundings of the temple. It is worth remembering that as there are thousands of temples, there are also temples with the same names, but in different locations.

Shokoji Temple - 聖光寺

This temple is located to the north of Lake Tateshina (蓼科) and there are about 300 Sakuras (cherry trees) Somei Yoshino. The cherry trees of the Shokoji temple bloom late because it is 1200 meters above sea level where its temperature is lower than any other points in Honshu.

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Joukouji Temple - 常光寺

The Joukouji temple is located in the city of Shiojiri in Nagano Prefecture. The population of the city is more than 66 thousand people.

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Chokoji Temple - 長興寺

The temple is located in the city of Shiojiri in Nagano Prefecture. The Buddhist temple is of the Soto sect, and was founded in 1527. In the temple you will find a beautiful garden and the mountain of the blue pine. Every month the monks give talks about flowers, tea ceremony and the history of the place.

Itsukushima Shrine - 厳島神社

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located on the island of Itsukushima, near the town of Hatsukaichi, in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, which was built on water.

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Sensoji Temple - 浅草寺

This temple is located in the city of Tokyo, in Asakusa and is one of the most popular temples in Tokyo. Sensoji was built nearby for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was built 645. 

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