Chiba, Japan
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3 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 2 more


Find your ‘inner Zen’ during this 4-hour temple visit and investigation of the daily lives of Japanese monks with a small group of no more than 8 guests. Glimpse the inner workings of temple life as you experience activities like calligraphy and learn how to make ‘matcha’ (powdered green tea). You’ll also have a chance to interact with the monks and ask questions with the help of a translator.
  • Explore the lives and daily practices of Japanese monks on this small-group temple visit
  • Get an insider's look at the inner workings of a Japanese temple
  • Learn about temple activities like calligraphy and matcha-making
  • Enjoy time for a chat with the temple's monks, offering a chance to ask about their beliefs and practices
  • Small group trip limited to no more than 8 participants
  • Great way to learn about Japanese spiritual practices and culture
Meet up in the afternoon with your tour host and group in front of the Hachiko statue in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood. From there you’ll board a train for the 1-hour journey to a nearby temple called Honkouji.

When you arrive, you’ll be given a tour of the facilities by a monk guide. A translator will available throughout the excursion to help communicate any questions you might have. During your visit you’ll experience a variety of temple activities like calligraphy and the preparation of matcha. Dedicated time will also be available for a chat with the monks, offering a chance to ask about their daily lives and spiritual practices.

At the conclusion of your temple visit, head back to the train station for the ride back to Tokyo’s Harajuku Station, where you’ll finish your excursion.
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