When you visit Japan, we hope that you can see a lot of different shrines and temples. Not just to admire the splendid architecture of the buildings but also to bring some good fortune home with you!
Here’s one last bit of advice from the Authentrip team about shrines and temples.
It can be very hard to find a calm and peaceful atmosphere in world famous tourist attractions. We recommend that you head outside of the cities and go to the countryside. There, you will find delightful shrines and temples with their own history stretching back over many years. Our tip is to head just outside of the busy cities. There, you can spend some time in quiet reflection.
Good Old Days of Atami – Geisha Style Performance
This tour offers a rare opportunity to see the training and practice involved in putting together a show in the traditional style of the geigi-shu. Feel the atmosphere of the charming hot springs resort town of Atami, so beloved by generations of literary scholars. The good old days of Atami are still here today in its splendid villas and gardens.
Getting to Know the Mt. Fuji Region
Here in the Mt. Fuji area, you can feel the elements in a simulation of the mountaintop’s weather at the Radar Dome Museum. The Fujisan Museum offers both an insight into the spiritual traditions of the mountain and a visually stimulating projection mapping light show with Mt. Fuji as its theme.
Majestic Landscape of Hokkaido
This trip takes in some of Japan’s Northern Island’s splendid scenery. Highlights include the head of a Great Buddha Statue peeping over the edge of a lavender covered hill.
Mountain Temple – Inspiration for a Haiku
Your chance to set foot in the land known and loved by haijin – composers of famous haiku – such as Matsuo Basho.
This day trip starting at Sendai Station includes the splendid scenery of the Mountain Temple Risshaku-ji and the ornately decorated mausoleum of a famous feudal lord of the Daté clan.
Zen Meditation and Great Buddha of Kamakura
See the inside of one of Japan’s Great Buddha Statues in the ancient capital of Kamakura and enjoy some matcha green tea while gazing at a temple’s bamboo grove. Touch and feel warrior culture of centuries past.
Cycling and History in the Kunisaki Peninsula (1N2D)
An invigorating cycle on a route taking in the splendid scenery of the Yabakei Gorge area; the vibes of Japan from decades ago in a retro district and a guided insight into a unique fusion of Buddhism and Shinto found on the island of Kyushu.
Kyoto World Heritage - Temple Stay (1N2D)
A trip to give a comprehensive insight into the culture of Kyoto. Includes a visit to a UNESCO registered World Heritage Buddhist Temple and morning prayer servicesh. Kyoto’s celebrated scenery of the Arashiyama bamboo grove and a meeting with a real geisha apprentice are part of this experience too.
Captivating World Heritage Temple in Tohoku (2N3D)
Our introduction to special places in the Tohoku Region in Japan’s North East. The UNESCO World Heritage temple of Chuson-ji and the mountaintop views from Yamadera are sure to create an unforgettable experience.
Hayama Day Tour – Elegant Resort Town
Known for both its lavish summer residences owned by celebrities and as a historical summer palace for the Imperial Royal Family, Hayama is stylish, historical and within easy reach of Tokyo. This trip takes in an art museum with breathtaking views of the ocean and a short sightseeing cruise around the nearby island of Enoshima. It’s a trendy and chic day out including lunch in a retro eatery. It even includes a little souvenir gift to take him with you. Let’s head to Hayama!
Kyoto Day Tour – Escape the Crowds
This guided tour takes you to some of Kyoto’s most celebrated hanami locations for admiring cherry blossoms. Additionally, you will learn about the life and work of renowned artist and famous son of Kyoto, Hashimoto Kansetsu, in the tranquil surrounds of Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum Kyoto.
Iya Valley and Great Shrine at Konpira (1N2D)
Our introduction to great sights in the island of Shikoku.
Gokayama Crafts Experience
The beautiful thatched rooves of Gokayama have endured for more than 350 years – and so have some unique traditions that can only be found in this area.
Scenery of West Izu & Geisha Style Performance (2N3D)
Course combining the rich history of Atami hot springs resort town with the breathtaking scenery in the Izu peninsula region.
Imperial Villa & Clear Water of Kakitagawa River
On clear days, the Numazu area offers some of the most impressive views of Japan’s sacred mountain, Fuji-san. An expert local guide will introduce you to a cobalt blue river which runs from under Mt. Fuji and the impressive view of Suruga Bay from a former residence of the Japanese royal family.