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One-day Experience of Japanese Mountain Asceticism in Inunaki Mountainous Area

Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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At a Glance

10 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 4 more
Get away from everyday stress and chores. Put yourself into nature, and you will regain peace of your mind.

We will visit a serene deep mountain within the one-hour distance from Kansai International
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Get away from everyday stress and chores. Put yourself into nature, and you will regain peace of your mind.

We will visit a serene deep mountain within the one-hour distance from Kansai International Airport. It is just like a different dimension from hustle and bustle of the normal life. In this tour, you will experience a mountain ascetic practice
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Get away from everyday stress and chores. Put yourself into nature, and you will regain peace of your mind.

We will visit a serene deep mountain within the one-hour distance from Kansai International Airport. It is just like a different dimension from hustle and bustle of the normal life. In this tour, you will experience a mountain ascetic practice and a waterfall ascetic practice. Mountain priests will lead and support trainees in both practices. They may provide you with a useful piece of advice for your life. The guide will attend you and provide language assistance for your better understanding during training. After all the training, you will enjoy the local natural hot spring. Soak in hot water while looking back on a special experience you will have done on the day. This whole-day tour will surely change your mindset in everyday life.

What To Expect

Inunaki Mountain is well known as a place for Shugendo, mountain worship very unique to Japan. Tens of thousands of worshippers have been visiting this place for ascetic practices. They regarded mountain,... More
Inunaki Mountain is well known as a place for Shugendo, mountain worship very unique to Japan. Tens of thousands of worshippers have been visiting this place for ascetic practices. They regarded mountain, water, wind and all nature as objects of their religion. They place themselves into nature and practice rigorous training to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Now,... More
Inunaki Mountain is well known as a place for Shugendo, mountain worship very unique to Japan. Tens of thousands of worshippers have been visiting this place for ascetic practices. They regarded mountain, water, wind and all nature as objects of their religion. They place themselves into nature and practice rigorous training to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Now, this traditional mountain asceticism is open to the public on limited days only. On this occasion, get away from your normal life and become one of the mountain worshippers. Local guide will take you to the deep mountain area. You may be stunned by 48 spectacular waterfalls and things you have never seen before. All living things will be welcomed there. Put your smartphone down and find yourself in nature.You will experience a mountain ascetic practice and a waterfall ascetic practice. Mountain priests will lead and support trainees in both practices. Meditation standing under the waterfall will teach you how to take a step back for a while and calm down. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will also give you special tips on your life. After all the training, the guide will take you to the local natural hot spring. Soak in hot water while looking back on a special experience you will have done on the day.

HIGHLIGHTS & WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

・You will experience a mountain ascetic practice and a waterfall ascetic practice.  Meditation standing under the waterfall will surely regain peace of your mind.

・Enjoy breath-taking natural scenery during mountain-walking.

・Certificate of completion will be given under the name of Shippouryuji-temple after all the ascetic trainings.

・The guide will take you to the natural hot spring after ascetic practices. Inunaki-area is the only natural hot spring resort in Osaka Prefecture.

ITINERARY

7:00 We will meet at the ticket gate of Izumisano Station, Nankai Electric Railway.

(JR Hineno Station is also available for the meeting place, please let us know in advance)

7:10 We leave for Inunaki area by public bus. (7:22 In case of Hineno Station)

7:45 We arrive at Inunakiyama bus stop.

8:45 We meet other participants at the square in front of the statue of God of Fire. Guidance will be given by Yamabushi, mountain priest.

You will challenge Yama-gyo, ascetic practice in the mountain.

11:30 (Approximately) We will have a break for a light lunch when we find time.

You will challenge Taki-gyo, ascetic practice under the waterfall.

14:30 Certificate of completion will be given under the name of Shippouryuji-temple. We will leave the temple and climb down the mountain.

15:15 We drop by at Inunaki natural hot spring.

16:50 We leave for Izumisano Station, Nankai Electric Railway or JR Hineno Station by public bus.

17:30 (Approximately) End of the tour ※End of the tour time may fluctuate depending on the progress of ascetic training.

What's Included

Public bus fare during the tour
Experience fee for mountain asceticism
Local guide's assistance
Insurance during ascetic practices
Certification of completion of ascetic practices
Hot spring charge
Lunch (Please bring your lunch)
Towels
Drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Izumisano Station, Nankai Electric Railway. (Osaka, Japan)
(JR Hineno Station is also available for the meeting place, please let us know in advance)

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Izumisano Station, Nankai Electric Railway.
(JR Hineno Station is also available for the return place, please let us know in advance)

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not for just a fun trip. The tour includes a solemn training. Please be advised
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not for just a fun trip. The tour includes a solemn training. Please be advised that you engage in all activities seriously.
  • Bring your lunch. There is no place to buy foods on the mountain.
  • We will adjust a lunch schedule depending
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not for just a fun trip. The tour includes a solemn training. Please be advised that you engage in all activities seriously.
  • Bring your lunch. There is no place to buy foods on the mountain.
  • We will adjust a lunch schedule depending on the progress of the training.
  • You will be covered by insurance during ascetic training.
  • Please note that we do not take any responsibility or liability for any accidents in the mountain.
  • Please be advised that you wear comfortable clothes (Skirt not allowed) and sturdy walking shoes (for mountain climbing). Flashy clothes are not welcomed.
  • Alcohol drinking or smoking are not allowed during training.
  • Those who have cardiac diseases or acrophobia, please think twice before making a reservation.
  • The tour may be canceled only in case of heavy rain.
  • Things to bring: lunch, drink, first aid supplies, bath towel, small towel, change of clothes, gloves, comfortable and not flashy clothes and sturdy walking shoes
  • Those who can participate in the tour: Anyone from 10 to 70 years old and those who are confident in one’s physical strength
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Product code: 45272P15

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