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Quality time at a temple / still your mind and rethink of yourself

by AYA
5h $ 134 Price up to 3 people

Highlights

  • Experience some practices at a temple (seated meditation and(or) writing Sutra)
  • Having Shojin-ryori(vegetarian food) as lunch
  • Visiting Oshino Hakkai (8 ponds)

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133.50 USD

Price up to 3 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 17.80
Extra person .
$ 8.90

Overview

Spend some time at a traditional temple near Mt.Fuji which is very quiet and filled with Japanese culture.
Experience some practices to feel Buddism with your body, such as zazen(seated meditation), Shakyo(writing the Buddhist sutra), enjoy shojin ryori(eating vegetarian food).

What to Expect

The temple "Toenji" was built near Oshino Hakkai (忍野八海) in 1821.
Oshino Hakkai is one of the world's cultural heritage constitution assets. It is now a touristy set of eight ponds in Oshino, a small village located 30 min. drive away from Lake Kawaguchiko. The eight ponds are fed by snow melt from Mount Fuji which comes down the mountain through porous layers of lava for over 80 years, resulting in very clear spring water.
Toenji has a deep historical and cultural ties with Oshino Hakkai and you can hear the story from the chief priest.

Also you can experience some Buddhism practices such as seated meditation, writing the Sutra, eating vegetarian food etc.
Through those practices you will have some quality time in a quiet and calm atmosphere.
For those who are interested in Buddhism and religions in Japan, it might be difficult to understand Buddhism totally through only those practices, however you must be able to feel something which you cannot meet in your daily life.

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Highlights

  • Experience some practices at a temple (seated meditation and(or) writing Sutra)
  • Having Shojin-ryori(vegetarian food) as lunch
  • Visiting Oshino Hakkai (8 ponds)

Important

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Experience fee (You can choose one or try both) *Payment at sight by cash
Seated meditation ¥1,000/person (1hr)
Writing the Sutra ¥1,000/person (1hr)
Lunch (vegetarian) ¥1,500

Transportation fee
Meeting Point
Any train stations or bus stops near Mt.Fuji( Fujisan station, Fuji-Q highland station, Kawaguchiko station etc) or your hotel
Ending Point
Any train stations or bus stops near Mt.Fuji( Fujisan station, Fuji-Q highland station, Kawaguchiko station etc) or your hotel
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 3 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.