Discover Japan's Faith
  Odawara
¥ 1,500* Required Time ca. 30min Available daily Opening hours 09:00-17:00

Meet a Japanese Shinto priest and learn more about the Japanese "way of believing". Understand the connection between faith, kindness and respect of Japanese society and get an unique look inside a Shinto Shrine. With this Shrine tour you can aAttend at a formal ceremony called "Seishiki-Sanpai". Listen to the prayer of the priest and get the chance of paying respect to the enshrined spirituality while making a ritual offer with a sacred branch of a tree.

1. Meet us at the Shrine office of the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine in Odawara

2. Clean your hands before entering the halls


3. Listen to the explanations of a Shinto priest and learn more about his faith and life at the Shrine and get the chance to ask him questions directly.

4. Learn how to use a sacred branch of tree called "Tamagushi" as a tool at Shinto ceremonies.


5. Listen to the sound of drums and be part of a real Shinto prayer.

6. Enjoy the taste of Japanese Sake and learn why they use it at the end of the prayers.


7. Get a small present from the Shrine staff to take home with you

8. Take a picture with one of the priests as a memorable souvenir


Requested People to run a Tour

min. 1 Guest

*with one guest only, a minimum rate of ¥ 3000 is required

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
Special group discount On request
Included Shinto ceremony fee, Sake, Sake cup, English or German-speaking guide, Insurance, Tax
Reservation Recommended
No time for a reservation? Then come directly to the Local Japan Desk at the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine in Odawara.

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Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine - Hotoku Kaikan
8-10, Jonai, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa 250-0014, JAPAN
+81-465-23-3246+81-465-23-3286

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