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Special Annual Buddhist Sermon and Relic Showcase at Chougosonshiji Temple


Shigisan Chougosonshiji Temple

Head to the 'Tiger Temple' and enter a normally off-limits part of the temple. Join a Buddhist ritual given by one of the monks. Vegetarian Shojin Ryori (Buddhist cuisine) lunches are available too!

  • 信貴山朝護孫子寺
  • 信貴山朝護孫子寺 昼食イメージ
Winter in Nara is a magical time as National Treasures are displayed and sealed shrines are opened to visit. Enjoy a special limited time tour led by a priest or monk of the temple or shrine, and discover a secret side of Japan.

This special tour is available only on February 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 12:45 Check-in at the Shigisan Chougosonshiji Temple I-Center
  • Please check in between 12:30 ~ 12:45
  • 13:00 Special Annual Sermon and Buddhist Image Unveiling (~90 minutes)
    信貴山朝護孫子寺 This temple is symbolized by the tiger, for it was said to have been founded in the hour of the tiger, on the day of the tiger, in the year of tiger.

    Main hall (Prayer and sermon) -> Walking Tour

    *Shojin Ryouri temple cuisine lunches are available for groups of 2 or more as an add-on.
  • Tour Course
    Main Hall (Temple visit, talk with monk) -> Ordination platform tour

    A Buddhist cuisine lunch is available for groups of 2 or more for an additional fare.
  • 14:30 Tour ends at Shigisan Chougosonshiji Temple
    • If less than 5 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Additional Note(s)
    • Guests are asked to refrain from eating, drinking, or taking photographs in designated areas.
    • Please refrain from loud conversations or talking during the tours. Help us maintain a quiet atmosphere during this special tour.
    • A Buddhist cuisine lunch is available as well for an additional JPY 2,000 or 3,000 for groups of 2 people or more. Please request at the temple site.
    • This tour is operated only in Japanese.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 50.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2 hour(s)
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