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A Day in a Life of a Monk in Chiba



At this 650 Year Old Temple, See the Old Fashioned Armor and Practice Meditation and Sutra Writing with the Head Monk

  • See old fashioned armor and practice meditation and sutra writing in additional to learning the subtleties of the religion.
  • The head monk left his home at the age of 11 to follow this path, and wishes for people to get a accessible casual feeling for temples.
  • There are many temples, shrines and museums around the experience place.
  • All Year

  • 3 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 2 〜 8


Komei BITO

I left my home at the age of 11, and now I am the head monk at Honkoji Temple. I thought I would like to spend my time and efforts helping people in this world who are suffering more than I am, and therefore I have deeply studied the teachings of Buddha and Nichiren Shonin, reflecting upon their virtues words of knowledge. I would like more people to experience the benefits of memorial and prayer.

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On this rare experience, you will discover a Buddhist temple with over 650 years of history only one hour away from the city center, and get the chance to talk directly with the temple’s head monk, which is a rare experience even for native Japanese people. Learn about armor, meditation, and sutra writing, in addition to enjoying incense in the inner temple, getting your fortune, and creating your own good luck charms during the rich cultural experience.Take this chance to learn more about another religion during your day with a head monk.

  • Greet with the host

  • Explore inside the temple

  • Participate in ceremony

  • Transcribing a Sutra

  • Focus, focus, and focus

  • Write your wish in Ema (Prayer plaque)


  • Duration


    (10:50 〜 14:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the JR Musashino Line to Ichikawaōno Station (approximately 35min from Tokyo Station)
    Take the Chuo Seibu Line to Nishi-Funabashi Station, transfer to the Musashino Line to Ichikawaono Station (approximately 55min from Shinjuku Station)

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 8

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Protection Charm, Experience, Interpreter, Insurance


  • Things to bring

    Please wear casual attire and bring socks.

  • Meeting Point

    In front of the turnstile of Ichikawaōno Station, Musashino Line [JM12]

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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