Temple? Shrine? What’s the Difference?

A huge tourist draw in Japan are the many Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines that are literally everywhere. Some are more famous than others, but how do you tell the difference? And do you even need to bother? Well, we’ll look at how you can tell which is which, and why that matters. Because, no, they are not the same at all. The first one we’ll look at is the Buddhist Temple. They are often …

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