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
From JPY 8,000
Day trip in Shizuoka Prefecture to see the training and practice involved in putting together a show in the traditional style of the geigi-shu. The good old days of Atami are still here today in its splendid villas and gardens.
Kyoto World Heritage - Temple Stay (1N2D)
From JPY 31,000
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.
Iya Valley and Great Shrine at Konpira (1N2D)
From JPY 40,000
Our introduction to great sights in the island of Shikoku.
Scenery of West Izu & Geisha Style Performance (2N3D)
From JPY 105,000
Course combining the rich history of Atami hot springs resort town with the breathtaking scenery in the Izu peninsula region.
Zen Meditation Experience at the Last Samurai Temple
From JPY 5,000
Real introduction to Buddhist practices from the jushoku (chief priest) of this special temple.
Learn about zazen meditation and copying out sutras by hand. This mountaintop temple is famous for being in the Tom Cruise movie The Last Samurai.