Discover Japans Faith
OverviewDive 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 tourThis 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 for Discover Japans Faith
- Ceremony fee
- Local guide
- Sacred Sake
- Use of sacred branch of tree
- Local taxes
Exclusions for Discover Japans Faith
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
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.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.