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Essence of Shinto: Formal blessing at Shiogama Shrine

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  • Participating age
    Age 2歳 ~
  • Duration
    3~4 hours

If you've visited Japan before you have probably been to countless shrines and temples and left feeling 'shrined out'. 

Delve into a deeper experience of the Shinto religion by receiving a formal blessing at one of the most important spiritual hubs in northern Japan, the 1200 year old Shiogama Shrine. 

Discover the essence of Shinto as you learn about the history of the religion, the symbolism behind many of the objects and rituals you've seen at shrines across Japan, and the ways in which this same essence is very much prevalent in the daily lifestyle of the Japanese people. 

After receiving the formal blessing, continue your exploration further by indulging in a local lunch based on the Shinto concept of 'Naorai', where people become closer to 'Kamisama' (the Shinto God) through consuming the same offerings presented during the ceremony. 

Finally, take a walk through the town of Shiogama and uncover the essence of Shinto present in the daily life of the towns people.

Formal blessing ceremony at Shiogama Shrine

Experience the rare chance to receive a formal blessing at a special ceremony at Shiogama Shrine, the most important Shinto shrine in northern Japan.

Local lunch based on Shinto 'Naorai'

Enjoy a lunch of local seafood and sake, based on the Shinto concept of 'Naorai', a way of strengthening the connections between people and 'kamisama' (Shinto God).

Guided town walk

Take a guided walk around Shiogama City to discover the essence of Shinto present in the daily lives of Shiogama residents.

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    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~6
    Operating period Not available on Sundays
    Assembly time 10:45
    Booking deadline 15日前 23時59分まで

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    〒985-0002 宮城県塩竈市海岸通15
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    JR Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line)

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