Shrines are places revered in the Shinto religion in Japan since time immemorial as places where gods are deified. An easy way to identify them is that a shrine will always have one of the famous torii gates. If you get the chance to pray at a shrine, here is how to properly pray and respect the shrine!
Japanese mythology includes gods, goddesses, and spirits. Most of the stories deal with the creation of the world, the foundation of the islands of Japan, and the activities of deities, humans, animals, spirits, and magical creatures. Some myths describe characters and events associated with particular places in Japan. Others are set in the heavens or the underworld.