Visit to the Shugendo Training Ruins of Sekiyama Shrine of the Sacred Mt. Myoko

with a local guide

Tradition
Culture
Activity
From 4,200 JPY per person

RECOMMENDED FOR:

Small Groups

TOUR DURATION:

About 1.5 Hours

Sekiyama Shrine

STORY

Mt. Myoko has long been considered a sacred mountain where spirits live, as well as a place of worship and for “Shugendo” religious training. Visitors to the tour will be guided on a visit to the Sekiyama Shrine, a shrine for Mt. Myoko that is accessible to the residents of its neighbourhoods, to retrace the footsteps of Shugendo pilgrims. In the heyday of the Sekiyama Shrine, it had a complete 7-structure compound, with about 70 lodges for pilgrims. However, in the late 16th century, it was burned down by Nobunaga Oda, a samurai warrior. Later, during the Edo Period, the shogunate redesignated the shrine as a centre of authority for the surrounding area, and it became the organising body of rituals and public projects, with responsibility for the maintenance of public order. Also during this era, there was annually one day designated when worshippers were permitted to climb Mt. Myoko. Legend says that up to 1,200 people could make the ascent from the Hozo-in (managed by Sekiyama Shrine) to the summit of the mountain to raise their village banners and blow a conch shell. Visitors today can see the historical Buddhist stone statues and other stone monuments of the Shinto shrine while admiring the “shakkei” of the Hozo-in garden (designated a site of natural scenic beauty) which incorporates the view of Mt. Myoko as part of its scenery.

HIGHLIGHTS

► Enjoy the knowledgeable explanations of a friendly local guide.
► Enter the main shrine building, which is normally closed to the public, and view the treasures and relics of the mountain of worship.
► Stamp of Sekiyama Shrine seal (go-shu-in).
► Symbolic experience in Hozo-in garden of climbing a tribute to Mt. Myoko (including a climbing certificate!)

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

◉ Guide fee
◉ Translator fee
◉ Shrine stamp and climbing certificate

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

◯ Transportation to/from the meeting point
◯ Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country).
◯ Anything else not specified. (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)

SEASON:

May~October

LANGUAGE SUPPORT:

English

PARTICIPANTS:

Min: 5       Max: 20

FITNESS LEVEL:

N/A

SKILL LEVEL:

N/A

START/END TIME:

After 9:30

AGE/HEIGHT:

no restriction

PRICE PER PERSON:

4,200 JPY

BOOKING:

30 days in advance

ACCESS (Start)

15 minutes walk from Sekiyama Station

ACCESS (Finish)

15 minutes walk from Sekiyama Station

PARKING:

Available

ITINERARY

TIME CONTENT

Customer's desired time after 9:30

  • Meet at Sekiyama Shrine
  • Shrine and garden tour (90 mins)
  • Finish at Sekiyama Shrine

PHOTO GALLERY

Clothing/What to bring

► Rain gear

Cancelation by the participant

► 5 to 7 days prior 20%
► 2 to 4 days prior 30%
► Day before 50%
► Same day/No show 100%

Cancelation by provider

► If stormy weather is forecasted, the activity may be canceled. In this case, contact will be made by the evening of the day before and there will be no cancelation fees.
► If the weather becomes bad after the activity starts and it is determined that the activity cannot continue, the activity will be changed or canceled. In this case, no refund will be given.

Tour booking/enquiry

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