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Gokuraku Temple Tour with a Monk Guide in Hiroshima
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Hike up the trails of Gokurakuji Temple and enjoy the view. Experience a spiritual adventure with a monk as your guide and see Japan's third largest wooden Buddha. Try your hand at Buddhist Sutra writing and have a memorable experience in Hiroshima

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Hike through the forest of Mt. Gokurakuji and be stunned by the breathtaking scenery of Miyajima Island and the Seto Inland Sea. Immerse yourself on a spiritual adventure conducted by a Buddhist monk and learn about the history that underlies within this 1200-year-old temple high up in the skies. Stand in awe as you see the third biggest wooden Buddha statue in Japan and experience writing your own Buddhist Sutra chants for a memorable experience!

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Adult/Child (Age 3-80) (4-10 persons)
USD 55.06
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  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Tea / English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking guide / Snacks / Insurance
Add-ons:
Sutra Writing Activity per person + USD 14.22
Sutra Writing Activity per person + USD 14.22
Weekdays for 10 or more people.
Sunday afternoon for 2 or more people.
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Starting time: 10:00 13:00
Starting time: 10:00 13:00
  • 09:00-10:00 Check-in at Gokurakuji Temple or Pick-up at Hatsukaichi Station
  • 10:00 Meet at Gokurakuji Temple in front of the Shrine Office
    11000002185506_mV9dTtSv_4 To get to the temple, you can either choose to hike or take a taxi. For those who wish to hike, trek through the vast forest of Mt. Gokurakuji and be captivated by the panoramic scenery of Miyajima Island and Seto Inland Sea. For taxi options, it would take approximately 30-minutes.
  • Temple Tour by a Buddhist Monk
    11000002185503_mV9dTtSv_4 After meeting at the shrine office, you will be guided by a Buddhist monk around the temple premises to learn more about the history behind the Hondo Hall, Amidado Hall, and the large wooden Buddha statue.
  • Paintings of the Reception Hall
    Temples are never complete without its exquisite paintings. Have a glance at the historical artifacts and paintings that depict the scenes of hell in this reception hall.
  • Take a Break at the Tenku no Ma Hall
    Taste some Japanese sweets and enjoy a cup of tea as you take a break from touring around the temple halls. Get the rare opportunity to ask questions to a Buddhist monk.
  • Sutra Writing Experience (Optional with Additional Fee)
    Test your brush writing skills as you take part in this special activity to transcribe the words of Hanyashingyo sutra (a sutra on the principle of righteousness). Make this sutra a special souvenir of your temple trip.
    An additional fare of JPY 1,500 will be needed as an add-on.
  • Tour the Jano Pond (Optional)
    Located 20-minutes away from the Gokurakuji temple, you can ask for an optional tour at this pond. Beautiful all-year-round, gaze at the pretty floating lotus flowers and interact with the cute animals that make this pond their home.
  • Tour Ends at Gokurakuji Temple or Drop-off at Hatsukaichi Station
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • People 80 years old and above can not participate in this activity.
    • Children 3 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
Additional Note(s)
    • Tour may be subject to cancellation due to temple events.
    • Sutra writing experience:
      Weekdays for 10 or more people.
      Sunday afternoon for 2 or more people.
      Additional fare of JPY 1,500 will be needed as an add-on when booking.
    • For those who would like a taxi ride to and from Hatsukaichi Station and Gokurakuji Temple, please note that taxi fare is not included and will be needed on site.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 10.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 23:59 local time, 2 business days to 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Gokuraku Temple Tour with a Monk Guide in Hiroshima