Social Innovation, Collobrative Economy around Asia
I Love temples while I am NOT religious. For Japanese, temples and shrines are rather third place in our daily life. I go there every Saturday to practice my calligraphy as it has an air for concentration. It is relaxing to spend some time at Shrine and temple.
So why don’t you try to stay at shrine and temple when you visit Japan. It could be an absolutely unique experience. Originally staying at temple (SHUKUBO) was only open to monks. It had extended to aristocracy, samurai warrior and public. Some SHUKUBO offers temple’s special vegetarian foods (SHOJIN RYORI) and ZEN meditation etc
None of these places are on airbnb… so check it out!