Buddhist Experiences (Cultural Experiences), Japan tours & activities, fun things to do in Japan | VELTRA

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

Introduced to Japan in the 6th century, Buddhism is one of Japan's main religions, and many of the most famous sights throughout the country are Buddhist temples. There are different options for visiting these temples, including basic tours, overnight temple stays, Zen meditation classes, and more!
15Activities
1/1 pages

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. No.1
    Soothe your mind with an elegant and peaceful tea ceremony in historic Nara, a short walk from Todaiji Temple. Located in a Showa era building, this tea ceremony takes you back to a quieter time.

    USD48.73

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Follow the path of the monk, Kukai, by visiting the Yashima Temple, known to be one of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Discover the history behind the Genpei War by visiting the battlegrounds and museum by taxi.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD75.53

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Discover the local culture of Japan as explore an off-the-beaten path that starts from Tokyo. Visit a historical thatched roof temple, see a massive Buddha statue, and enjoy a sake brewery tour with a personal English-speaking guide.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD192.96

    Group Discount
    Daily
    10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Calm your senses as you take part in a special zazen meditation experience taught step-by-step by a monk. Step away from the business of the city as you relax in the peaceful ambiance of the Myorakuji Temple.
    English Available

    USD29.78

    Sun, Mon
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. Spend a night at the sacred Mt. Koya and take part in the morning prayers to experience the lifestyle of a monk. Explore the many World Heritage Buddhist temples with a convenient 2-day bus pass.
    Meal Provided

    From USD190.04

    Daily
  6. See the iconic spots of Fukui on a comfortable taxi. Make your way to Tojinbo and let the sight of tall cliffs take your breath away. Visit the historical Zen temple Eiheiji afterward.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD95.51

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Dive deep into the history and culture of Sendai and Matsushima with a private guide. Discover the city's unique culture through visits to Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, Zuiganji Temple, and more.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD375.20

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Visit one of the Seven Great Buddhist Temples and discover the history and culture of Nara. A great opportunity to also experience Zazen meditation with your monk guide!

    -

     
    1.5 hour(s)
  9. Explore various temples comfortably on a private taxi as you take a tour around the towns of Yamagata to pay a visit to the Seven Gods of luck and fortune.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD157.39

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. Let the local drivers take you around for a spiritual journey to visit the 33 Mogami Bodhisattvas in Yamagata. Enjoy from a one day or two day pilgrimage experience.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD503.65

    Daily
    8 hour(s) - 2 day (morning)
  11. The Seven Deities of Good Fortune are each said to bring great luck in their areas. Trace the pilgrimage route in a comfortable taxi and test it yourself.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD203.68

    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Visit 13 Buddhist images at temples and shrines, tracing the route of old pilgrimages for a glimpse at the history and culture of old Japan.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD351.81

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Cruise down the roads of Chichibu and feel the history of the region as you visit a number of Fudasho, temples and shrines that sold charms to pilgrims.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD295.29

    Daily
    6.5 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Learn about the Chichibu Incident, a peasant uprising during the Meiji Era. Visit Muku Shrine, Yoshida Genki Village, and Ongaku Shrine on a historical tour.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD311.86

    Daily
    6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Make your way to one of Japan's most beautiful spots and learn about the history and practices of Zen Buddhism in the peaceful town of Kamakura.

    USD84.20

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

Top-Rated Activities for Japan