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Manners at Temples and Shrines

By on December 16, 2015

When you will visit Japan you obviously have several temples and shrines on your bucket list.

Upon arriving you will notice people bowing, clapping, putting in candles,..
These people are worshiping, worship involves offering prayers to the kami (God of that place) or Buddha.

If you wish to participate into letting your wish known to the kami then you can follow the steps below.

The protocol for shrines differs from that of temples, so take care.

Alms are offered as a gesture of thanks for an answered prayer. The most popular choice for alms is a 5¥ coin.

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