Among its many wonders, one of Japan's top attractions is its Buddhist, Shinto and Zen temples and shrines that honour a long history of religious devotion.
Intricate designs in either bold or earthy colours, shaped through the years by destruction and rebirth, these temples weave Japan's history and modern culture into a spiritual experience for any visitor.
Turtle-shaped temples, shrines surrounded by cat figurines and the largest bronze statue of Buddha - these temples are must-do ones when discovering the religious culture of the Japanese.
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