Torii Gates: Origins and Must-Visit Locations

Torii gates are an instantly recognizable symbol of Japan. They’re the traditional Japanese gates most commonly found at the entrance to Shinto shrines and mark the transition from the everyday to the sacred.

With an estimated 90,000 Shinto shrines in Japan, each with at least one Torii gate, these gates have become synonymous with Japan’s cultural and spiritual landscape. They’re a must-see for visitors to the country.

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teamLab Borderless digital art museum reopening in Tokyo

Opened in 2018 in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, teamLab Borderless is not just a museum but an all-encompassing experience. Powered by lights, sounds, and projections, it gifts visitors with fully digital immersive explorations of art and technology.

Notably, this captivating destination co-operated by the Mori Building holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s most visited digital art museum.

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen: The cutest bullet train

The Japan Railway West Co., better known as JR West, debuted a Hello Kitty bullet train service on its Sanyo Shinkansen line on June 2018. At the moment, like other special shinkansen trains before, it seems that this train will run for a limited time, for now it’s not known until when but, according to JR West, it will be announced 4-months a time.

This exciting train boasts Hello Kitty’s iconic red ribbon as the main theme, as a way to represent the strengthening of the ties between the Shinkansen services and the western part of the country. The best part? It’s included in your JR Pass!

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