There are a variety of Shrines and Temples around Japan, each one belongs to either Buddhist or Shinto religions. Each is also dedicated to a specific sect of religion, and is often unknown to most people which is which or to who a shrine is dedicated.
Even though it sounds confusing each shrine or temples has its own personality. This personality is best shown, in my opinion, through the variety of statues found among the grounds.
This is just a small sample of statues from shrines and temples near my apartment.