【Yamagata】Attracxi: Mysteries of the Three Holy Mountains of Dewa
- Beginners welcome - First try
- Empty-hands OK
- Meal included
- Operate rain or shine
- Children welcome
Possible number of bookings1～4
Participating ageAge 5歳 ～ Age 90 歳
DurationOver 6 hours on the day
A taste of the sacred pilgrimage of Dewasanzan - the Three Holy Mountains of Dewa.
✔ Private transport (and optional guide) will pick you up from/drop you back to your hotel/chosen location in Sendai City
✔ Take a guided hike to Dewasanzan Shrine at the top of Mt. Haguro, one of the Three Holy Mountains of Dewa
✔ Learn from your guide about the native religion of Shugendo, the 'Yamabushi' mountain priests and their fascinating ascetic practices
✔ At the top, enjoy a delicious and healthy course meal of 'Shojinryori' - traditional Shinto vegetarian cuisine - inside beautiful temple lodging 'Saikan'.
This privately chartered tour will give you a taste and insight into the mysterious world of the Yamabushi of Dewasanzan. You will experience the beginning of the pilgrimage with a guided trek to the top of Mt. Haguro, involving a climb up 2246 stone steps! Your guide will give you an introduction into the history and culture of Shugendo and the spiritual journey of the Yamabushi as you pass through forests of towering cedar trees, making stops at important cultural landmarks such as the 5-storey Pagoda of Haguro, a designated national treasure.
Your private transport will pick you up from your hotel or designated location within Sendai City.
***OPTIONAL: Private English speaking guide also available + 30000 JPY per group***
*Displayed tour price is per person in the case of 4 people. Smaller/larger group bookings available at alternative rates.
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Arrive at the Ideha Cultural Centre at the foot of Mt. Haguro to meet your trekking guide.
After working up an appetite climbing all those steps, sit down to a delicious and healthy lunch of ‘Shojinryori’ cuisine – traditional Shinto vegetarian cuisine traditionally eaten by the Yamabushi mountain priests. Each dish is made of local vegetables and ingredients sourced from the mountains themselves. Consuming a Shojinryori meal is seen as another spiritual practice to receive power from the mountains which themselves are seen as manifest of Kamisama (God).
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Meet at the stained-glass windows of Sendai Sta. 12:30 Visit ‘Date no Komichi’ local produce and souvenir area of Sendai Station to sample some local Japanese sake!
Visit ‘Sendai’s Kitchen’, Sendai Morning Market. This market is always buzzing with local shoppers and restaurant owners searching for the freshest local produce from the many fish-mongers, vegetable and fruit stands and specialty stores.
Taiyaki store (fish shaped sweet pancake) You can enjoy Taiyaki across Japan, but Sendai’s ‘Taikichi’ store is famous for its unique filling flavours, including some Sendai-limited flavours like ‘Zunda-mochi’ or even beef-tongue curry!
Visit ‘Mitaki Fudoson’, a temple hidden within the busy shopping arcade. Hear the story of ‘Sendai Shiro’ and make a prayer for good fortune!
Drop-in to Abehei Kamaboko Here you can try grilling your own Sasa-kama to enjoy it at its best – straight off the grill!
Sendai’s oldest department store, Fujisaki After feasting your eyes on all of the tasty goods in the ‘Depa-chika’ basement, discover another mysterious shrine in an unexpected location…
Take a walk around Sendai Backstreet Soak-up the retro vibes of the various hole-in-the-wall bars, restaurants and shops and take some notes for your dinner later!
And it’s off to follow the footsteps of Date Masamune himself by jumping aboard Sendai’s ‘Loople’ sight-seeing bus.
At the beautiful ‘Zuihoden’, mausoleum of Date Masamune and several generations of the Date family.
Enjoy the scenic location and decorative architecture.
(Leave on the 14:55 bus)
Ruins of Aoba Castle
Enjoy panaromic views over Sendai City.
Indulge in Date’s favourite snack – Zunda (sweet Edamame bean paste) – in either a unique shake or on top of mochi rice-cake!
(Leave on 15:42 bus)
Walk through the shrine grounds to the main hall, a designated national treasure, to enjoy the intricate Momoyama style architecture. Make a prayer and receive your fortune!
(Leave on final bus16:43)
Arrive back to Sendai Station. End of tour.
Detailed information of this plan
|Required minimum number of participants||4 Person(s)|
|Possible number of bookings||1～4|
|About duration||09:00 - 17:30 09:00 Pick up at Sendai 11:30 Arrive Mt. Haguro 15:00 Depart to return to Sendai City 17:30 Arrive back in Sendai City.|
|Booking deadline||3日前 11時59分まで|
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JR Sendai Station (West Exit Taxi Pool)
※Your private transport will pick you up from your hotel or designated location within Sendai City.
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