Travel in Japan | "Top 10 Favored Shrines" Ranked by Tourists

Many people like to visit the shrines with unique history and culture when traveling in Japan.

A survey by a Japanese company found that the Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto City ranked first with a high score of "4.7 stars" among the top 10 favorite shrines of international tourists.

Here are the top 10 favorite Japanese shrines for foreign tourists:
The Fushimi Inari Taisha, which ranks first, has a history of 1,300 years. It enshrines Inari Daigong and is also famous for the fox, the messenger of Inari God, and 10,000 vermillion torii. It is rated by foreign tourists as "a must-see spot in Kyoto" and "a perfect place for a morning walk", and has received a super high rating of 4.7 stars.

The Meiji Shrine is located in Shibuya District, Tokyo, and enshrines the spirit tablets of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōtoku. It is a peaceful and serene place in the bustling city. Due to its precious value of history and culture and its proximity to the popular Harajuku area, it is very popular.

The third place is Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka Prefecture, which enshrines the main deity, the God of Learning, Sugawara no Michizane. The main hall has a history that can be traced back to 1591 and is famous for its beautiful scenery of 6,000 plum trees.

The Japanese consumer evaluation company "Co., Ltd. mov" and the travel media website "Visit Japan Lab" collaborated to list the most popular Japanese shrines among foreign tourists.

As for the 4th to 10th places in order are, Namba Yasaka Shrine in Osaka City, Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture, Naminoue Shrine in Okinawa Prefecture, Hokkaido Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo, and Atami Shrine in Nagoya.

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