Temple Stay at Kakurinbo: Shojin Ryori and Matsuri

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Duration
1 day
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Regional food
Spend the night in a mystical mountain temple built in 1499, where you'll be immersed in the Buddhist way of life.
Highlights
Enjoy the same high-quality, healthy meals as Buddhist monks, plus local farm-to-table cafe food.
Enjoy cultural immersion activities guided by experts.
Explore the charming town of Minobu, where craftsmen and locals are eager to share their rich history.
Stay in traditional Japanese accommodations that have lasted hundreds of years.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
During this overnight experience, you'll become a part of over 800 years of Buddhist history by joining daily activities at an ancient temple. Just a 3-hour bus ride from central Tokyo, Minobusan welcomes guests to the ways of life in the Japanese mountains. After opening remarks and check-in, you'll experience the first of many fantastic vegetarian shojin ryori meals, made by and for the monks of Kakurinbo. Private festival activities light up clear evenings with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Japanese matsuri. The head monk performs a ceremony using a large pole while participants beat drums and chant along to the beat. Day 2 begins with sutra-copying, a morning ritual, at Kunonju Temple. There is also yoga taught at Kakurinbo. After breakfast at Kakurinbo, you'll have time to walk around the temple, where the founder of Nichiren Shonin Buddhism is buried. A washi-paper-making add-on is also available to guests looking to dive even deeper into the area's traditional crafts.
Inclusions
Temple yoga
Optional morning service
Meals and stay at Kakurinbo Temple
Cafe ticket for lunch at Zencho cafe
Exclusions
Travel to and from Minobusan
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
3510 MinobuMinamikoma District, Yamanashi 409-2524
Remarks
Dinner starts at 18:00 at Kakurinbo temple
Festival activities depend on the weather
Washi paper-making add-on is an additional 3000 Yen, including transport to and from the venue.
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: June 5, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals