If you want to have a traditional Japanese wedding, it's not just a shrine that can be held! 2021/07/17

Usually Japanese wedding ceremony is the pre-sacred ceremony, that is, the shrine wedding. It is a wedding ceremony in which the eight million gods of Shinto are sworn in. The solemn atmosphere is very different from that of Western weddings. For example, the ceremony will use priesthood and witches as the ceremony. Ceremonies are held in the center, such as there will be prayers, some dances of witches, etc., using the priests and witches as the medium to communicate with the bride and groom and the gods.

But in fact, there are pre-distraction and pre-personal styles in Japanese weddings.

Traditional Japanese weddings can also be held in restaurants, hotels, temples, etc.


Let’s take a look at the characteristics of  venues~~


About half of the brides and grooms who performed the Shinto ceremony chose the “shrine” as the venue. Since the wedding is held in the same place as the gods and the air, the awareness of starting a new family will increase from the day of the wedding. The bride and groom will choose the shrine especially if they have special requirements for the objects of worship at the shrine. But when holding a wedding at a shrine, you also need to consider the location of the banquet. It is best to have a wedding banquet near the shrine or there may be a venue in the venue. Unlike weddings held in hotels, etc., usually you may need to move the banquet location, so you must first confirm the distance and so on.

In addition, since the ceremonies of the shrine are basically held outside, pay attention to the problem of rain. (Usually there will be shelters just to pay attention to the guests)

Even if it rains, as long as you can hold an umbrella, the wedding ceremony at the shrine will be held in accordance with the ceremony, but if there is a storm, the wedding ceremony originally scheduled to take place outside may be interrupted.

However, some temples or shrines may not have enough space. Depending on the number of guests, you may not be able to participate in the ceremony, so please be sure to confirm the number and capacity before the wedding.

【Hotel/Wedding venues】

It is held in the facilities in hotels and wedding halls. Everything is done indoors. There is no need to worry about the weather like a shrine. There are also all necessary facilities such as reception halls, entertaining places and dressing rooms, which have many advantages.

In addition, in the case of wedding halls, unlike weddings held in shrines, the chance of being seen by the public is reduced.

【Special place】

For example, our Nijo Castle wedding is a place full of historical significance, and the wedding ceremony held is also a completely solemn traditional Japanese wedding!


Wearing a Japanese kimono to hold a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony. Since the wedding is held at a shrine, it will be very strict, giving a strong impression of a “ceremony”, and the bride and groom’s own feelings will become more tense.

But it will leave a deep impression on the newlyweds and relatives and friends at the wedding and at the wedding banquet.

Let us organize a solemn Japanese-style wedding at the shrine not only for the bride and groom, but also for both parents, relatives and friends!


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