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Sacred Grounds and Modern Skies: The Story of Anamori Inari Shrine

As travelers navigate the vibrant streets of Tokyo and Yokohama, they may stumble upon a hidden gem, Anamori Inari Shrine, a place where tradition and modernity converge in a harmonious dance. With its origins tracing back to a bygone era, the shrine’s story is woven into the fabric of Japan’s cultural tapestry, offering…

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Echoes of Fortune: Fukutoku Shrine’s Enduring Legacy

In the heart of Tokyo’s bustling streets lies a sanctuary steeped in history and tradition, Fukutoku Shrine. As the city pulses with modernity, Fukutoku Shrine stands as a silent witness to centuries of change, its sacred grounds a testament to the enduring spirit of Japan’s cultural heritage. From its mysterious origins in the…

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Rooftop Shrines: Guardians of Tradition Amidst Tokyo’s Skyline

In the ever-evolving landscape of Tokyo’s metropolitan bustle, amidst the modern skyscrapers and bustling streets, there exists a silent yet profound reminder of Japan’s rich cultural heritage – rooftop shrines. Once bustling with the laughter of children in bygone amusement parks, these rooftops now harbor sanctuaries of spiritual significance, offering prayers for prosperity…

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The Mystique of Oji Shrine: Japanese Fox Tradition

Nestled in the heart of Tokyo lies a hidden gem steeped in history and spirituality – Oji Inari Shrine. As you step through its sacred torii gates, you’re transported into a realm where ancient traditions and modern life coexist harmoniously. Historical Marvel Oji Inari Jinja, established during the Heian era, stands as a…

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Foxes and Torii Path: the Mystique of Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine

Nestled amidst the bustling cityscape of Kawasaki, the Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine stands as a beacon of tranquility and spiritual reverence. This hidden gem, inspired by Kyoto’s iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine, offers a unique and serene escape for those seeking a respite from the urban hustle. Join us on a journey to explore…

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Inari’s Embrace: Heritage and Healing Powers of Chanoki Inari Shrine

Renowned nationwide for prosperity in business, gastronomy, attire, accommodation, advancements in performing arts, and notably for its reputed efficacy in curing eye ailments, Chanoki Inari Shrine holds an auspicious origin deeply embedded in Japan’s cultural tapestry. Enshrining Inari Inari, a revered Shinto deity in Japan, embodies the essence of prosperity, fertility, and agricultural…

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Yoshiwara Chronicles: the Allure of Asakusa’s Oiran Courtesans

Let’s delve into the vibrancy of the Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri, an annual celebration in the former Yoshiwara district of Tokyo. In this blog post, we not only explore the festival’s allure but also unravel an intriguing legend involving foxes from the historic Yoshiwara district. Yoshiwara: From Tragedy to Resilience During the…

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Jozan Inari Shrine: Matsue’s Spiritual Legacy with Lafcadio Hearn

Nestled close to Matsue Castle, Jozan Inari Shrine stands as a serene testament to Japan’s rich cultural tapestry. With its roots deeply entwined in history and a unique connection to the renowned Lafcadio Hearn, this sacred shrine invites travelers to explore its tranquil grounds and immerse themselves in the spiritual ambiance that Matsue…

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Discovering the hidden gems of Ryogoku and Kuramae

We took a serene day off between Ryogoku and Kuramae, looking for Inari shrines (foxes!), swords and mimosa flowers. Mimosa flowers are among my favorites, and, after a bit of search, I found few places where they bloom beautifully. I’m also always on the lookout for Inari shrines, so I usually check Google…

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