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What's the difference between Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines?

Zeniarai Benzaiten is a Shinto Shrine

Zeniarai Benzaiten is a Shinto Shrine

Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines, they both are place for prayer.

Shinto is a japanese local religion. It began back in the prehistoric times and is based on the animism.
On the other hand, Buddhism was introduced to Japan from China and Korea in the sixth century.
Most people in Japan practice both faiths and there are no restrictions against doing so.

How to distinguish Temples and Shrines?

How to distinguish Temples and Shrines?

How to distinguish Temples and Shrines?
Shrines can be easily identified by their "Torii". It's a gate usually made of stone or red painted wood, indicating the entrance to the sacred area.

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