From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern stadiums, legends and contemporary figures remain embodied in life and the Arts.
These sacred sites around the world, including natural landmarks, stand as sacred places of peace and power which have a mysterious allure for people around the world.
Without getting too spiritual these are sacred areas that should be visited, and these amazing places will make you believe.
Shaolin Temple (Monestary)
Located in the mountians of Shaoshii at the western foot of Songshan Mountain in Dengfeng County, about 13 kilometers northwest at Dengfeng City, Zhengzhou, in the Henan Province of China.
The Shaolin Temple was established in 495 CE.
The main entrance to the temple is known as the Front Gate or the Mountain Gate.
The Katori Shrine
Located in Katori, Chiba Prefecture of Japan, the Shrine was Established in 643 BC – and is the head shrine of the approximately 400 Katori shrines around the country.
The primary god of Katori Shrine General Futsunushi – the god of Swords and Lightning and of the martial arts.
Annually on April 14, festival is held at this shrine, with a 3-day Grand Festival held every 12 years.
The Sumo Museum opened in September 1954 to coincide with the completion of professional sumo's new home, the Kuramae Kokugikan. Based on the materials gathered over the years by its first curator, Sakai Tadamasa, it was created to protect and preserve the rich historical heritage of Japan's national sport.
In January 1985 the museum moved to its present location when tournament sumo returned to Ryogoku with the opening of the Ryogoku Kokugikan.The Sumo Museum preserves a wide range of materials related to the history of sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke (official listings of rank) to the ceremonial aprons worn by the great rikishi of the past. These items are displayed in themed exhibitions held 6 times a year.
The museum also functions as a research center, continuously studying and reviewing sumo history, which is on first floor of The Ryogoku Kokugikan, located in the Yokoami neighborhood in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
The Sumo Museum is a 1-minute walk from the JR Sobu Line, Ryogoku Station, and a 5-minute walk from Exit A4, the Toei Oedo Subway Line, Ryogoku Station. Phone# 03-3622-0366
Saigo Takamori Statue
Located at the southern entrance of Ueno Park in Tokyo, Japan
The Last Samurai
Sengaku-ji Temple - Grave of 47 Ronin
Sengaku-ji Temple is located in the Takanawa neighborhood of Minato-ku, near Sengakuji Station and Shinagawa Station in Tokyo, Japan.
Every year on December 14, Sengakuji Temple holds a festival commemorating this event, where Asano Naganori and the 47 Rōnin are buried.
Nai Khanom Tom -
His statue is located on the Provincial Sports Ground