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Discover Shintoism

Discover Shintoism - Odawara, Japan

Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs
Location: Odawara, Japan

From USD
$53.76

Curious about Japanese way of life and religious believe?
Accompanied by your personal interpreter who works for a Shinto Shrine, you will learn more about Japans unique nature religion Shintoism. Meet a real Shinto priest and enjoy discussions about religion and more ... More info ›

Curious about Japanese way of life and religious believe?
Accompanied by your personal interpreter who works for a Shinto Shrine, you will learn more about Japans unique nature religion Shintoism. Meet a real Shinto priest and enjoy discussions about religion and more. Get the chance to write your personal wish on a votive Shinto plaque and learn its history. Walk through the sacred place and learn the most common rules of visiting shrines in Japan.

Meet us at the Shrine reception of the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine. It is located right next the Odawara Castle. After arriving at the Shrine Reception your private English or German speaking interpreter will lead you through the sacred place and will explain about history and life at the Shinto Shrine.

Enter the place from the main entrance and learn the rules of visiting a Shinto Shrine. Get to know the difference between Temples and Shrines in Japan and learn the importance of purification while cleaning hands and mouth with water. Enter the halls and meet a real Shinto priest. Listen to his stories and learn about way of believing and connection between Japans Religion and mother nature. Practice together with the Shinto priest how to use a sacred branch of tree and join an ancient Shinto ceremony.

After the ceremony you will proceed to another room, where you meet a Shrine maiden, who explains the history of votive Shrine tablets. Write your own personnel wish and your name in Japanese calligraphy. After you finished your writings you will walk back to the Shrine desk, where you receive a Shrine stamp.

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Food and Culture Walking Tour near Tokyo

Food and Culture Walking Tour near Tokyo - Odawara, Japan

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Odawara, Japan

From USD
$81.10

Visit the City of Odawara only 30min by bullet train from Tokyo and learn more about daily life in Japan. A local guide will show you the historical castle park, lead you to different places and translates all your questions ... More info ›

Visit the City of Odawara only 30min by bullet train from Tokyo and learn more about daily life in Japan. A local guide will show you the historical castle park, lead you to different places and translates all your questions. Visit a sacred Shinto Shrine, meet a real Shinto priest and get the chance to talk with him about life at the shrine, Japanese religion and much more. Visit different local shops, meet their owners and taste traditional local food for free. Walk to an old Japanese style house and try yourself in making your own bowl of Matcha tea.

Meet us at Odawara Station, in front of the Shinkansen line. A local guide, will walk with you to the near castle park.

Learn about history of the castle town and about the structures of the different castle gates while walking through the park. Without entering the castle, the local guide will lead you to a small Shinto Shrine on the backside of the castle, where you will learn the rules of visiting a Shinto Shrine. Get to know the difference between temples and shrines in Japan and learn the importance of purification. Meet a real Shinto priest, listen to his stories and learn about way of believing and connection between Japans Religion and mother nature. Practice together with the Shinto priest how to use a sacred branch of tree and join an ancient Shinto ceremony.

After the ceremony you will proceed to a local restaurant, where you get the chance to taste a traditional menu, which was a common lunch during the Edo era. The guide will give you a short break-time to relax and enjoy the view on the surroundings.

We will later lead you to a hidden museum about traditional medicine, where you can learn about the history of the famous family business and get to know more about production of medicine.

Explore other small shops in the area, taste different local food and get the chance to meet and talk with the owners.
Visit an old Japanese villa and learn how to make your own bowl of traditional Matcha Tea.

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Historical Castle & Shinto Shrine Tour

Historical Castle & Shinto Shrine Tour - Odawara, Japan

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Odawara, Japan

From USD
$77.45

Understand local way of life by visiting an old Japanese castle and a Shinto Shrine.

In this 2hour tour you will visit an old Japanese castle, learn about history of the city and visit an ancient Shinto Shrine. 

Meet your personal guide at Odawara Station in front of the Shinkansen gate. Walk together with him to the near castle ... More info ›

Understand local way of life by visiting an old Japanese castle and a Shinto Shrine.

In this 2hour tour you will visit an old Japanese castle, learn about history of the city and visit an ancient Shinto Shrine. 

Meet your personal guide at Odawara Station in front of the Shinkansen gate. Walk together with him to the near castle. Visit the castle park with its different gates and learn about history of the city. Get free entrance tickets to the main tower. Walk to a beautiful small Shinto Shrine and understand Japanese culture and lifestyle through Shintoism. Learn how to perform prayers the Japanese way and how to enter Japanese Shrines properly. Meet the priests and take your time to discuss about daily life.

  • Historical castle visit
  • Free Castle entry tickets
  • Ancient Shinto Shrine visit
  • Ceremony fees
  • Prayers
  • Meeting of local people
  • Discussions
  • Shinto tablet writing

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