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Learn About Shintoism with a Priest and Shrine Maiden in Odawara



Do you know the difference between a Temple and a Shrine? Do you wan't to go to a shrine but not sure about the manner and rules? Then this experience is for you!

With this tour you will be able to learn about Shintoism at the scared grounds of the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine.
You will be met with a priest who will show you the basic manners and etiquette when entering in a shrine. From the way to purify yourself to the way of praying and everything in between you will learn today.
You will also have the chance to write your wish onto a votive Shinto tablet, called the Ema. These are the wooden plates that you may had seen when visiting a shrine in Japan. You will be able to write your own wish and understand the history behind these tablet as well.

There are also ceremonial events during the tour such as offering a scared tree and seeing the Miko doing a ritual dance.
*However these are only done in certain days so it may not always be in the tour. If needed please contact us for more information*

This tour is a great way to understand the Japanese Shintoism way. Shintoism spirit lives within everyone, with this tour you will be able to learn about Shintoism and how the Japanese people live with it even to this day.

Price per person (Group up to 3 people): 7,900 yen
Price per person (Group up more than 4 people): 7,100 yen

Tour Detail

Tour Style

-This will be a private tour
-English and German speaking Guide available

Group Size

Min. 1
Max. 15


2 hours
Start Time: 11:00AM or 14:00PM


What's Included

-Shinto ceremony fee
-Sacred dance (varies on day)
-Votive Shinto Plaque
-English or German-speaking guide

What's not Included

-Food and Beverage
-Hotel Pick up and Drop off

Tour Tips

Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations may be cancelled without a charge up to 8 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 7 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 7 days and 2 day: 40% of the program charge
- 1 day before or no show: 100% of the program charge