SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: Tokyo's dazzling neon lights with Mount Fuji in the background; BEAUTY: Golden Temple and 'floating' Torii gate
are must-see Japanese attractions
Still, like most foreign tourists, they enjoyed the view of the torii gate
of Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island in Hiroshima, one of the three most beautiful spots in Japan.
The island is known for the red torii gate
of Itsukushima Shrine which rises up from the sea near its coast.
Enter the site through a towering 40ft tall Torii Gate
- the centre is reserved for gods so keep to one side - then follow the strict rules of the cleansing ritual before throwing coins into the Offering Box.
The travel-worn group pushed through the second torii gate
, the Japanese symbol for holy ground, flanked by Kornainu or Shishi, (lion statues that stand guard at such spiritual places).
He added that a new flower bed was constructed with approximately 2,000 assorted flowers and the Torii gate
sign in front of the main CBH building was replaced.
But I hope this will change," she says under the torii gates
of the Meiji Shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of former Japanese royalty.
" CNN has called the 123 vermilion-colored torii gates
that make up Motonosumi Inari Temple along the road to Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture one of the "31 Must-See Sites" of Japan.
The inspiration derives from the vermillion lacquered torii gates
leading to an ancient Kyoto shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
A priest walks through a passage of red torii gates
at Fushimi Inari Taisha in southeastern Kyoto, Japan.