[Program currently off season] Formal Worship and Meditation

  • Program
    Per person (2 participants):78,000 JPY
    time period
    April 1, 2020~November 30, 2020 [Handled by the Request Base]
    1-night, 2-day trip
    Language English

Learn about Japanese kami (nature spirits) whilst practicing formal ways in which to worship and meditate.

Under the guidance of a priest at Tamaki Shrine, a site included in the World Heritage ‘Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range', you will learn about formal worship.

Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, an experience of meditation will refresh both body and mind.

*This is a 1-night, 2-day trip where you will interact with local people and feel true Japanese culture.

Program details
Program [Program currently off season] Formal Worship and Meditation
Program fee

Per person (2 participants):78,000 JPY

Available time period

2020-04-01 - 2020-11-30

Schedule ○Day 1 (no guide service)
Check-in at ryokan
*Check-in time is after 3.
18:00/19:00 Dinner at ryokan
Free to relax on your own for the rest of the day

〇Day 2
7:20 Breakfast at the ryokan
8:20 Meet with the guide at the ryokan and check-out
8:30 Take a taxi to Tamaki Shrine
9:15 Arrive at Tamaki Shrine
Under the guidance of a priest, learn about formal worship (90 min.) and meditation
11:15 Take a taxi to the ryokan or bus stop
11:45 Arrive at the ryokan or bus stop
Things to bring / required items Nothing in particular
Included in this fee Taxi (on day 2), 1 night accomodation at the ryokan (dinner and breakfast included), Guide (on day 2)
Not included in fees Round trip bus fare, Personal expenses
Meeting location Ryokan in Totsukawa Village
Address of meeting location Totsukawa-mura Yoshino-gun , Nara-prefecture

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Payment method Please pay by credit card
Language English


You will stay at Totsukawasou, Kosenkaku Yoshinoya, or another place of that class.
Since we can only handle your lodging once your reservation has arrived, you unfortunately cannot choose which one you will stay in.


22 days before reservation or later : 0%
21~15 days before reservation or later : 50%
14 days before reservation or later : 100%
No contact / no show : 100%

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  • Profile

    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city, Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences in which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.


    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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