Stay at 100-Year-Old House in Yamanashi with Shojin Ryori

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Experience Location
Duration
1 day
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Regional food
Stay in a restored Japanese home deep in the mountains of Yamanashi!

Highlights

Enjoy the same high-quality, healthy meals as Buddhist monks, plus local farm-to-table cafe food.
Wear traditional kimono and take pictures in Kakurinbo’s traditional scenery
Explore the charming town of Minobu, where craftsmen and locals are eager to share their rich history.
Stay in Ebisuya’s luxurious Japanese accommodations, surrounded by nature.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

The misty mountains of Yamanashi prefecture have over 800 years of Buddhist activity and stunning historical architecture. During this overnight experience, you'll immerse in traditional Japanese life by taking part in activities like wearing kimono, dining on vegetarian Shojin cuisine, and morning meditations. Just a 3-hour bus ride from central Tokyo, Minobusan welcomes guests to experience ways of life in the Japanese mountains. After evening check-in, you'll get to experience the first of many fantastic vegetarian meals, made by and for the monks of Kakurinbo, just twenty minutes from your lodgings. Kakurinbo also hosts private festivals on clear nights, where you’ll take in the evening sights and sounds of Japan from a local’s point of view. Ebisuya is a private villa deep in the mountains, surrounded by lush nature. Built almost 100 years ago, it has been restored to a pristine condition, with luxurious interior features and a distinctly Japanese atmosphere. Your second day will begin with morning services and yoga at Kuonji Temple, followed by breakfast and a kimono-wearing experience at Kakurinbo. Enjoy lunch at Farm Cafe Zencho, where you can enjoy veggie-forward local specialties before check out. After lunch, an exclusive washi-paper-making experience awaits guests who choose to add on the Yamaju Washi Paper Shop option, a quick drive from Kakurinbo. Guests can make their own paper to take home, using the same traditional techniques used for making the paper used in Sutra copying by Kakurinbo’s monks. This 2-day, single-night experience is perfect for anyone looking for an in-depth and immersive temple experience, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Inclusions

Temple Yoga, optional morning services (sutra copying, meditation)
Meals and night festival at Kakurinbo
Lunch ticket for Zencho
Kimono experience
Lodgings at Ebisuya

Exclusions

Travel to/from Minobusan

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

3955 Minobu, Minamikoma District, Yamanashi 409-2524

Remarks

Washi paper making add on: 3000 Yen, including transport to/from.
Festival activities depend on the weather
Transport service is available from Ebisuya to Kakurinbo for dinner on the first day

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Get your thrills at Fuji-Q Highland or relax by the waters of the glorious Fuji Five Lakes region; immersed in nature, Yamanashi Prefecture is Japan’s top wine producer and the mountainous home to the northern half of Mount Fuji.
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Earliest available date: July 26, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals