【Hiroshima・Miyajima】 Exploring Aki: Sutra Copying & Homa Experience At Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in

【Hiroshima・Miyajima】 Exploring Aki: Sutra Copying & Homa Experience At Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in

Plan ID: 16132
Provided by:​ ​​ ​ネットマーケットジャパンコーポレーション株式会社

Price list

7,200Yen ~ (tax included)

4 to 20 people · Fee per participant
Hiroshima / Hiroshima and Miyajima
Japan Cultural Experience / 修行体験(座禅・滝行・護摩)
  • Empty-handed
  • Available - rain or shine
  • Children admitted
  • Time required
    2-3 hours
  • Participating age
    Age 6~
  • Number of participants accepted
    4 to 20 people
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Plan description

Daisho-in is the oldest temple of Aki where you will learn to copy Buddhist sutras and experience a homa ritual.
While copying sutras, you can enjoy the smell of inks and sense of tranquility. As for the homa ritual, you will watch a huge fire.​ ​
Deeply connected to Japanese history and culture, this fascinating Buddhist practice is a must-have experience when you are in Japan.​ ​
※English interpreter is available and all participants will be given free English guide books 'Daihonzan Daisho-in Temple of Miyajima Misen'.

Relax and ease your mind by copying sutras​ ​

You will copy the sutra of 'Hannya Shingyo' (The Heart Sutra) which concludes the teachings of Buddha in 276 letters.​ ​
You will put a paper on the sample text and trace letters, so this experience is suitable even for those who cannot write Chinese characters.
As you sit straight and focus on writing we hope that you will gradually find your inner calm.

Overwhelming Homa ritual experience

The homa is a fire ritual in Buddhism.
The homa sticks are a piece of woods on which prayers are written.
The priest stands in front of a fire and chants Buddhist mantra, while others throw homa sticks into the fire and pray.

The huge plume of smoke rising up to the ceiling means the homa sticks have been purified and received by the God.

Flow of experience

10:00~ Copying sutras
11:00~ Homa ritual
★Copying sutras★
①Put a piece of paper over the sample text 'Hannya Shingyo' (The Heart Sutra)​ ​
②Focus on your writing.
★Homa ritual★
① Write your name and your wish on the homa stick.
② Enter the main hall.
③ There is a fireplace in the center of the main hall where we burn firewood.​ ​
④ During the priest chanting, throw your homa stick into the fire.


Minimum number of people 4 people
Number of participants accepted 4 to 20 people
Schedule Everyday ※Not available if other events held.
Start time 9: 45
Reservation deadline Before 7 days

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Assemble point

Temple Reception​ ​
Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in
210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi city, Hiroshima 739-0592

How to reach by car

Parking space is available within the precincts of the temple (space is limited)

How to reach by train

Walk to Miyajimaguchi Pier (About 6 minutes from JR Miyajimaguchi station). Take JR Miyajima sea liner or Miyajima Matsu-tourist ferry bound for Miyajima.
About 30-minute walk from Miyajima pier.


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Basic charge

4 to 20 participants / per person 7,200yen

※Above prices include all taxes.
※ This is a basic fee.
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Included in price Experience fee, material cost, consumption tax

About payment / cancellation

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Payment method The ways assigned by operators.
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About cancellation fee The cancellation fee will be required in accordance with the policy below.
The day before:20%
On the day: 50%
The cancellation without prior notice: 100%
Cancellation by operators.

Advance preparation

Clothings and must-bring items No special requirements.
About rental items No special requirements.

Facility information

Changing room Restroom shower
Parking Lot Locker


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  • Time required
    2-3 hours
  • Participating age
    Age 6~
  • Number of participants accepted
    4 to 20 people

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