Breathe and Feel Authentic Japan experientially at the Kotohira-gu Shrine

Duration

The length of stay at Kotohiragu Shrine is approximately 6 hours. In case of starting from and ending at a hotel in Takamatsu City, the duration is approximately 8 hours.

  • 6 Hours: Within the grounds of Kotohita Shrine
  • 8 Hours: Starting from and ending at a hotel in Takamatu City*

*The starting and ending point(s) can be changed according to the customer's request.

Model Tour Schedule

  • Starting
    09:45 - Meet at Ryokutaiden
    09:50 - Greetings and giving an overview of prayer, traditional music and dance
    10:00 - Proceed to the Main Shrine
  • Main Shrine
    10:15 - Prayer, traditional music and dance (Okagura) at Main Shrine.
  • View Point adjacent to the Main Shrine
    11:30 - Explain the culture and history of Kotohiragu Shrine, with a view of the landscape.
    11:40 - Move down for lunch.
  • Lunch at Restaurant Kamitsubaki
    12:00 - Fusion cooking of traditional recipe and locally grown produce.
  • Shoin Building
    13:30 - In Omote Shoin, appreciate the paintings by Ohkyo Maruyama.
    14:00 - In Oku Shoin, appreciate the paintings by Jakucyu Itoh guided by shrine priest.
    14:30 - Meet with Shinto professionals at Shiro Shoin, which includes experiencing traditional
    music performances, as well as having the opportunity to play the music instruments, and
    the wearing of traditional clothing and much more.
  • End of tour
    16:00 - Ending at Shro Shoin

Points of Interest

  • Greetings from the priest
    Brief introduction of the prayer and Kagura, the procedure to be followed, and the time required
  • Explanation by the guide
    Rules and regulations at the shrine, etc.
  • Moving to Gohongu through Minamiwatari-den
  • Seated on the floor in the hall of worship
    Kagura (miko's dance and gagaku music performance)
  • Explanation of the decorations in the hall of worship, Q&A session, return the way you came and go to Midorizumuden

  • Go outside and let the guide show you around.
    Mihotsuhime Shrine, Mihotsuhime Shrine
    Gohongu Shrine and sacred tree
  • The observatory and the lighthouse
  • Walk doun to Asahi-sha Shrine

  • Lunch at Restaurant Kamitsubaki, featuring creative cuisine arranged with traditional foods and local ingredients.
  • Explanation of local ingredients and cooking methods by the chef
  • Omote Shoin Building
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  • Oku Shoin Building guided by shrine priest
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  • Meet with Shinto professionals at Shiro Shoin Buidling, which includes experiencing traditional music performances, as well as having the opportunity to play the music instruments.
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  • Having the opportunity to wear traditional clothing (chihaya, kari-robe)
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Price

2 people: ¥155,000 per person
4 people: ¥82,500 per person
6 people: ¥60,000 per person

Duration

Duration: 8hours
Starting Point: Takamatsu-city
Ending Point: Takamatsu-city