Discover Shintoism
  Odawara
¥ 5,900 Required Time ca. 2h Opening hours 11:00-15:30

Enjoy a short moment with priests and Mikosan (Shrine maidens) in a Japanese Shinto Shrine. Walk through the sacred place and learn about the indigenous faith of the Japanese people. Learn the most common rules of visiting a Shinto Shrine in Japan, get the chance to write your personal wish on a votive Shinto tablet and get to know its history. Meet one of the Shinto Priests, learn more about their way of believing and with a little luck, you will get the rare chance to be part of a special purification ceremony on the mail hall of the Shrine.

1. Meet us at the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine in Odawara

2. Learn about the rules of visiting a Shrine in Japan


3. Meet a real Shinto priest while a ceremony and let him explain in what he is believing.

4. Write a wish on your own personal votive Shinto tablet in Kanji or in your own language and hang it on the wall of the Shinto Shrine.


5. *Offer a sacred branch of tree inside the Shrine halls.

4. *Be part of a real Shinto ceremony and see a ritual dance.


* On certain days the main hall of the Shrine can not be entered. On these days no purification ceremonies or ritual dances will be held.
  For further information please contact us directly

Requested People to run a Tour

min. 2 Guests

Maximal Tour size

max. 15 Guests

Things to take with you

Camera and lots of questions

Meeting point Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine, Odawara
Payment Cash only
Reservation Deadline
N/A
Discounts Infants (0-4 years) are joining for free
Included English or German-speaking guide, Insurance, Tax
Reservation
Recommended
(On certain days the Local Japan desk is not available)
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No time for a reservation? Then come directly to the Local Japan Desk at the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine and join the tour whenever you like.
(Please notice, that without any reservation tours can be canceled on certain days.)

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Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine - Hotoku Kaikan
8-10, Jonai, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa 250-0014, JAPAN
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