Power-spot パワースポット

Sources of positive energy

In recent years, a phenomenon has appeared in Japan, the 'Power spots'. They are places where some people feel the positive energy from nature and have spiritual experiences. These specific places can be in the middle of nature, but more often on a religious site, a sacred place to increase the impression of purification of the spirit!


  • Ise-Jingu (Mie Prefecture) - Shrine

Ise Grand Shrine, the largest in Japan, has been a sacred place for over 2,000 years . It is made up of Naiku and Geku , the two main sites which form a set of 125 buildings surrounded by forest and the Isuzu River. The Naiku is dedicated to Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, ancestor of the imperial family. It is understandable that this place is mythical for the Japanese and a source of very deep energies.

See: 5 places from Japanese legends


The large torii marks the entrance to Ise Shrine, Japan's holiest Shinto site.



  • Izumo-Taisha (Shimane Prefecture) - Shrine

Izumo Shrine has been mentioned since the dawn of time in Japanese mythological legends . Every October, according to the lunar calendar, all the kami (gods) of Japan gather at Izumo. The great strength that results then attracts the Japanese in search of intense spirituality . In Izumo, everything is on a grander scale than elsewhere, like the huge shimenawa (braided rope) that adorn the temple buildings.



Izumo Taisha

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Chemin à Yakushima

Path in Yakushima



  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (Kanagawa Prefecture) - Shrine

This Shinto shrine in Kamakura is dedicated to Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura shogunate in 1192 . The layout of the buildings in this temple is impressive, with this monumental staircase marking the axis of the city itself down to the ocean. In March 2010, the millennial ginkgo was felled by a violent gust of wind. A month later, a new shoot was emerging and then symbolized rebirth and vitality .


Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

The Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gû shrine seems embedded in the hill.



  • Narita-san (Chiba Prefecture) - Temple

A stone's throw from Narita International Airport has stood for centuries the Narita-san Buddhist temple . He is protected by Fudo Myoo, an esoteric deity responsible for fighting the forces of evil that haunt us. To benefit from this power of protection and ensure all its benefits, an Ogoma Kitô prayer time is provided every hour from 6am, every day . Anyone can attend this solemn moment at the temple.





Sur les chemins de Kumano kodo

On the paths of Kumano kodo


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