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

by AYA
(4) Reviews
5h $ 141 Price up to 3 people


  • 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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141.00 USD

Price up to 3 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 18.80
Extra person.
$ 9.40


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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AYA Licensed Guide
(4) Reviews


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


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
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.
Reviews ( 4 )
Huiyong Huiyong Singapore ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Wonderful cherry blossoms tour ”

Aya planned a wonderful trip to two parks full of cherry blossoms. She adjusted the itinerary thoughtfully considering our preferences and was always cheerful and helpful. It was such a lovely way to spend the day chatting with her. I highly recommend her as a guide.


Hi Huiyong! Thank you so much for your great review. It was such a wonderful day to enjoy the cherry blossoms and peach orchard. The weather was perfect and most of the places we visited were quiet and peaceful. I hope the photos taken through this tour will be one of the best in your albums. I guess you’ll visit Japan again in near future? Please come back again to Mt.Fuji area! Aya

AJ AJ United States ( Friends )
8 months ago

“ Amazing, friendly guide! ”

We loved our time with Aya. She took us to great places around Mt. Fuji, and we were so happy to have her as our guide. She is friendly and fun; we had a great time; it felt as we were just hanging out with an old friend. We laughed a lot while sightseeing. I definitely recommend Aya for any tour; we will defiiitely reach out to her again next time we visit Japan.


HI, AJ Thank you so much for the great review. You were so lucky to be in Mt.Fuji area on that day! We could catch such a beautiful view of Mt.Fuji with autumn leaves under the blue sky and enjoyed trekking in Aokigahara forest. You don’t know how much you two made me feel relieved and enjoyed the time with you. You two were very friendly and supportive before and during the tour. I really appreciate that. If you like Japan, please come and visit here again so that I can show you more “deep” Japan! Take care and let’s keep in touch! Aya

Andrew Andrew Australia
9 months ago

“ Lookout spots, Onsen and Trekking to see Fuji-San ”

Highlight of my entire trip! Booked Aya and a private driver to visit some of the best lookout spots to see Mt. Fuji with our own private onsen and some trekking to 3 different lookouts to see more of Mt. Fuji. I could not find any faults on our day together with Aya and our private driver. She is a real sweetheart who is also really down to earth. Not only that she is extremely knowledgeable in her field and expertise. I will definitely be looking forward to booking Aya again and making strong recommendations to my friends and family. She is extremely easy to communicate with prior and on the day. She is very accommodating to our needs and her hospitality was exceptional! extremely easy to get along with. I hope to meet you again along with my friends in the future. Than... read more


Hi Andrew Thank you very much for the great review! You were so lucky to have such a fine day to see Mt.Fuji with autumn leaves from different aspects. I would like to see lots of photos taken by you using the special cameras. The things I won’t forget especially are ice-creams(blueberry and WASABI), your laughing from the private hot spring and the chatting during trekking. You all three were very friendly and kind that made me relaxed and enjoy the tour together. Time flies when we are having a good time. If you have next opportunity to come to visit Japan, I would like to meet you and support your trip again. I hope you three will get along well forever. Thank you!! Aya

Ken Ken Australia ( Couple )
10 months ago

“ A day in Katsunuma wine prefecturewe ”

We spent a day with Aya visiting wineries, her commication prior, during. And after the tour was amazing. Aya is the most delightful person, she has a woderful personallity and sense of humour. A memorable day with a memorable person, when the planets line up we will meet Aya again sometime in the future. Ken and Sandi Melbourne Australia


Ken and Sandi Thank you so much for giving me a great review. I could spend a wonderful time with you in the town of wineries, Katsunuma. We were able to visit 4 wineries you were interested in and enjoyed tasting. I was surprised with lots of knowledge about wines you have and also it was a good experience to hear about wines in Australia. I could feel you very close from the beginning and enjoyed talking with you about wines, our families, our countries and many other topics. We laughed a lot! I was such a lucky tour guide to have you as the customers. Thank you very much again for joining my tour. Hope we you’ll come back again to Japan with your whole family someday!