Minobusan is the head temple of Nichiren-shu founded by Nichiren Shonin more than 740 years ago. You will experience the spiritual feelings by simply strolling around the sacred mountain area, tasting “Yuba” a vegetarian food made of soybean milk skin, listening to recitations of Lotus Sutra by monks and followers and writing “Shakyo”, a hand copying of sutra, with a writing brush.
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In this one day tour, you can experience the feelings of one of the major Japanese Boddhist sects, Nichiren-shu by visiting historical architectures, walking the avenues of giant ceder trees, tasting “Shojin Ryori” a vegetarian dish for monks, and hand-writing “Shakyo”, a hand copying sutra.
1) ropeway fee (1,400 yen per person, round trip).
2) Treasure House entrance fee including “Shyakyo” writing (300 yen per person).
3) lunch at a temple lodging (2,500 yen per person including a pickup service).
4) transportation from your hotel to Minobusan bus terminal.
Note: The costs of 1) through 3) for both the customer and the guide shall be paid by the customer.
In this tour you will be requested to walk mountain trails, climb stone steps or slopes, 5 to 15 minutes each. Therefore, some experience in walking or hiking, wearing appropriate clothes and waking or hiking shoes are required.
For those who have difficulty in accessing Minobusan area early in the morning, especially from Tokyo or Osaka, you may stay in one of the 20 temple lodgings in Minobusan area previous night at an extra cost.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.