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Learn About Shintoism with a Priest and Shrine Maiden in Odawara

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    Stop At: Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine, 743 Imaichi, Nikko 321-1261 Tochigi Prefecture

    This tour is great for those who will visit Hakone area by Tokyo. On the way to Hakone area, please stop by Odawara Station and visit historical shrine in Odawara.
    With this tour you will be able to learn about Shintoism at the scared grounds of the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine. 

    You will meet 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 sacred 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.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine, 8-10 Jōnai, Odawara, Kanagawa 250-0014, Japan
    Departure Time
    11:00AM or 14:00PM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Shinto ceremony fee
    • Sacred dance (varies on day)
    • Votive Shinto Plaque
    • English or German-speaking guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and Beverage
    • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is formal - technically there is no dress code however you are visiting a scared shrine so best to wear something appropriate.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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