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.