While the 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Shikoku is famous, there are many different temple and shrine pilgrimage routes across Japan. Walk the Kumano Kodo route, or check out the Chichibu Pilgrimage walk in Saitama, a fun trip from Tokyo. Whether by foot, bus or taxi, book the right tour for your needs.
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  1. Become an ascetic monk for a day at Kimpusenji Temple. Join a monk in prayer, purification, and an austere meal, as well as walking a meditative route before ending with tea and sweets.
    Meal Provided


    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Enjoy special access to the normally closed Kondo (Main hall), a National Treasure of Japan, and pay your respects at the 11 faced statue of Kannon on a rare tour led by one of the temple monks.


    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Walk with a monk and enter halls normally closed to the public. You will even able to offer a prayer to the golden statue of the 11 faced goddess of Mercy Kannon during this special tour.


    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Step into the history of Nara Prefecture with a monk-led tour of Omiwa Shrine, home to a rare triple torii gate. Visit shrines that are usually closed to the public and stunning cultural treasures.


    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. The Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage is the oldest such route in Japan. Travel part of the historic route in a comfortable taxi and visit Tsubosakadera, Okadera, Hasedera, Hokiin, and Nanendo Temples.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD346.95

    7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)