-Climbing Mt. Inamuragatake with a sendachi (a well-experienced Shugendo practitioner)
-Formal prayer with a priest at the Tenkawa Daibenzaiten-sha Shrine
-Suigyo water purification ceremony at Ryusen-ji Temple
-Gomagyo fire ritual ceremony at Ryusen-ji Temple
-English speaking guide
Mt. Inamuragatake is called the “Shugendo mountain for women,” which stands in contrast to Mt. Omine, where no women are admitted for traditional religious reasons. The mountain itself is certified as an official Shugendo training dojo for women by Ryusen-ji Temple and all genders are permitted to climb it. Groups of Shugendo practitioners with sendachi (experienced Shugendo guides) can often be seen on the mountain for training.
This tour is almost the same as our No.1 Mt. Omine Shugendo Tour, except participants climb Mt. Inamuragatake instead of Mt. Omine. This experience gives you the chance to immerse yourself into a genuine Shugendo landscape in the mountains where the faith first emerged over 1,300 years ago. Though it’s a three day “tour,” what we are arranging for you here is not sightseeing. You will be visiting a sacred area for Shugendo practitioners and have genuine Shugendo experiences with a real sendachi guide. This is not just a hike up a sacred Shugendo mountain, but a rare chance to experience first-hand the rituals and ascetic training (known as “shugyo”) which have been an integral part of Shugendo practices for centuries. Discover the essence of Japanese faith in the pristine nature of Nara’s southern mountains.
Tenkawa Daibenzaiten-sha Shrine
Shugendo Training on Mt. Inamuragatake
198,000 JPY～/ per person (a group of 6 people)
220,000 JPY～/ per person (a group of 5 people)
247,500 JPY～/ per person (a group of 4 people)
295,000 JPY～/ per person (a group of 3 people)
341,000 JPY～/ per person (a group of 2 people)
●A chartered car with a driver for 3 days
●An English speaking guide
●Accommodation for 2 nights with dinners and breakfasts
●1 lunch on the second day
●The program fees
-Formal prayer with a priest at Tenkawa Daibenzaitensha Shrine
-Suigyo, water purification
ceremony at Ryusenji Temple
-Gomagyo, fire ritual ceremony
at Ryusenji Temple
-Sendachi escort fee
-white clothes for Shugendo
Chartered car with a driver
1-2 travelers: Sedan
3-6 travelers: Jumbo taxi
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