Temple & Shrine


Sometimes got asked differences between temple & shrine

- Buddhism-related place
- Often there is a buddha statue inside the building

- Shinto-related place
- "Shinto" is Japan's native religion, and it worships many things, particularly rivers, stones, mountains, animals or famous person etc.
- Often there is a gate

Historically the Japanese didn't make a clear distinction between temples & shrines

There is no tension or fight between them

They coexists

We go whichever convenient & whenever we want a good luck for whatever🤞