In Thailand it was common for temples to require that you wear pants or scarves to cover your shoulders. Japan has many ancient places; if you wear shorts to a temple or a palace, are you risking ...
I'm going to Japan next week and I booked a night in a temple. I would like know some of best manners. I think a temple is a quiet place, look like a church. I believe not make noise is one ...
A while ago I've read that in the Engaku-ji or in the Kencho-ji in Kamakura everyone is welcome to try zazen (seated zen meditation) and that the zazen session is really noob-friendly. Since I'm a ...
I will be staying in Japan for a few weeks late this summer, and would like to find a bunch of back-woods, off-the-beaten-path temples and shrines, especially if they are dilapidated and not "new" ...
I am looking for traditional events taking place in Tokyo during either Christmas or New Year's day. Could you make some suggestion of cultural events you can only enjoy at these particular moments? ...
I read about a sacred mountain in Japan that was not Fuji. You know - the kind with monasteries all around and nice hiking in the hills. So now I wonder if this is a common concept in Japan? And what ...