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Kyoto Kiss and Tell: Love Shrines Pt. 2

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Votive tablets at Kyoto's Yasaka Jinja send love wishes on their celestial flight path. Photo by Gail Nakada. History and beauty are not the only rea...

Kyoto Kiss and Tell: The City's Best Love Shrines

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Gail Nakada

History and beauty are not the only reasons Japanese choose which of the hundreds of temples and shrines to put on their Kyoto to-do lists. For centuries (and longer) certain shrines have made a reputation for themselves as especially lucky in love.

Travel The Fiery Red-Orange Halls Of Fushimi Inari-Taisha

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion

When January rolls around, thousands of believers travel to the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine in Kyoto, Japan to pray for good fortune in the New Year. ...

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

Tokyo's Shining 'Golden Shrine' Toshogu Reopens

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Ieyasu's shrine to himself and the mighty samurai class, Toshogu, was one of only a tiny number of buildings in the area that managed to survive this fierce final battle. So in-your-face reformers! Don't mess with this Shogun, even in death.

Harajuku's Magic Wishing Well Draws Crowds Rain or Shine

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Beautiful Meiji Shrine is already on most tour itineraries. The perfect stop before or after a ramble through Harajuku. Two very different -- but always compatible -- sides of this culture.

Pan Am Memories of My Adventures to Tokyo and Kyoto

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Carole Mallory

At Tokyo's airport I kissed Michael 'goodbye' and gave him my address in New York, but after a few letters, I never heard from him again. 'Tokyo Michael' was how I remembered him and don't regret one moment we spent together.