Discover Japans Faith

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 1pm, 3pm
  • Departure Details :
    Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine reception counter in Odawara, Japan

Overview

Dive into the oldest Japanese cultural experience ever possible. Meet a real Japanese Shinto priest and get the chance to talk with him about religion, way of life and believing in Japanese society. Understand the connection between faith, kindness, respect and Japans religion and get an unique look inside a Shinto Shrine. Attend at a short ancient Shinto ceremony called "Seishiki-Sanpai", listen to the prayer of the priest and learn how Japanese people offer a branch of a sacred tree inside the halls.

Know More about this tour

This tour will depart from the meetup location at the Hotoku Ninomya Shrine office in Odawara. Meet the Shinto priest and your personal European interpreter 10 min before tour start. You will get a short briefing about simple rules and manners inside the halls.
Walk together with the interpreter through the old wooden corridor of the Shrine and enjoy the beautiful view on the peaceful Shrine garden. Enter the side hall of the Shrine and learn how to clean hands like the locals do, before entering the halls.
Listen to the explanations of a Shinto priest and learn more about his faith and life at the Shrine.
Join an ancient Shinto ceremony or use the time to talk more with the priest and the Shrine Maiden.

Inclusions

  • Ceremony fee
  • Local guide
  • Sacred Sake
  • Use of sacred branch of tree
  • Insurance
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship. Knees and shoulders should be covered for both men and women if possible.