Traveling guide for Japan

If your interested in visiting Japan then your in luck!!!

You will need to know about the popular religion that is practiced there so that you will fit in perfectly!

Buddism is the main religion practiced in Japan today. You may be wondering, why do I need to know this? Well it is important you know this so that if you plan on fitting in there you need to know what most people will be practicing. So I have the information you will need to know!


Buddism followers believe that everyone is suffering. There goal is to be suffer free. They follow the foot steps of Siddartha Guatama or the Buddha. Buddha means "enlightened one". They follow four noble truths. First they accept that everyone suffers, next they understand the cause of suffering witch is desires. Then they proceed to the end of suffering with is usually meditation. Next they learn the path to the end of suffering. They believe if your lucky you will become enlightened or "suffer free". Once they reached this they have met there goal.

Top attractions in Japan

Days of relaxation


While most Buddhist worship every single day you might be wondering do they ever get a day off?! Well every Saturday is there day of rest. Some of them still worship and go on as normal but others take the day to get things done and relax. Also on the days of rest Buddhists usually at least read from the Tripitaka witch is there holy text.


You may be wondering, what do I wear? Well most Buddist wear yellow because those were the colors of the Buddhas robes. But they wear yellow in the form of modern clothes. Some of the men though do still wear robes while worshiping. They are called monks.
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The history of currency in Japan began in the 8th Century when silver and copper coins, called the Wado Kaichin, began to be minted in 708. These coins imitated Chinese coins, and when Japan was no longer able produce their own coins, Chinese currency was imported into the country. Over the next few centuries, the inflow of Chinese coins did not meet the demand, so to counter this issue, two privately minted Japanese coins, the Toraisen and Shichusen, entered circulation from the 14th to 16th century. Around the 15th century, the minting of gold and silver coins known as Koshu Kin was encouraged and gold coinage was soon made into the new standard currency. The government later established a unified monetary system that consisted of gold currency, as well as silver and copper coins. Japan is the second largest developed economy In the world.
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