Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Anime Pilgrimage


Aburahi Shrine – A Popular Movie Shooting Destination

While there are quite a few temples and shrines that frequently appear on the big screen, Aburahi Shrine (油日神社) isn’t just a film shooting location. Its splendid tower gate and gorgeous hallway blend perfectly with the surrounding scenery and beautiful nature!


Mii-dera – A Temple with Rich History and Stunning Scenery

Just a 30-minute train ride away from Kyoto, Mii-dera Temple (三井寺), formally Nagarasan Onjō-ji (長等山園城寺), overlooks the gorgeous Lake Biwa, is the headquarters of the Tendaijimonshū sect (天台寺門宗). It has been a renowned temple since its establishment, which occurred during the five years when Ōtsu was the capital of Japan. In addition to its rich …

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Hiyoshi Taisha – Mt. Hiei and Kyoto’s Guardian Shrine

If you are visiting Mt. Hiei in Shiga Prefecture, you can stop by Hiyoshi Taisha (日吉大社). The shrine is particularly stunning in fall. Also, if you are a fan of ‘Rurouni Kenshin’, you will want to visit the shrine as parts of the filming was taken place there!