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.
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.
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, Kansetsu Hashimoto, in the tranquil surrounds of Hakusa Sonso Garden.
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.