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One Day Kimpusenji Temple Pilgrimage Experience and Special Tour in Yoshino


Zao Hall, a National Treasure

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.

  • 蔵王堂(国宝)
  • 金峯山寺・長日護摩供
  • 法話イメージ
Kimpusenji Temple is a center location for ascetic practices and strict training. On this special limited-time tour, you will experience the day to day life of the monks.

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 the secret side of Japan.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 10:20 Check-in at Kimpusenji Temple Zao Hall
  • Please check in between 10:00 ~ 10:20
  • 10:30 Kimpusenji Temple Ascetic Monk Pilgrimage Experience (~300 minutes)
    蔵王堂(国宝) Kimpusenji Temple is famous for both the yearly cherry blossom trees and as a central point on a pilgrimage route. In this special tour, you will take a one day pilgrimage inside the temple.

    Zao Hall -> Goma Ritual -> Meal Preparation (South-East Temple) -> Interior Pilgrimage -> Nouten Shrine
  • 15:30 Tour ends at Kimpusenji Temple
    • If less than 10 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • This special tour requires a large amount of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes such as sneakers.
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.
    • 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 80.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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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 5.5 hour(s)
Meal Lunch
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