Experience Zen: Spiritual and meditating moments in Takayama

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Visit the inspiring Hie-Shrine quietly in the outskirts of Takayama to learn the basics of Shinto. Visit a Zen temple to try Zen meditation practices. Finally pay a visit to Sukyo Mahikari (new age religious sect) Headquarter.

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  • Visit Zen temple to practice Zen meditation
  • Visit Hie-Shrine to learn about basics of Shinto belief and prances
  • Visit Sukyo Marikari Headquarter's Main Palace

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Pick up at your hotel near Takayama area, or Takayama Station

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- fresh and inspired mind

Meet your host :
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
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  • ไทย (Fluent)

Hi, I'm Junichi, a Japanese business owner, based in Takayama. My hometown is Ogaki, Gifu prefecture, not too far from Takayama. After working in Africa for 10 years as development aid worker, I moved to this small but lovely town, Takayama in 2015 with my family.

We opened a Thai restaurant on the ground floor of our house. My wife "PUY" is Thai and she cooks great Thai food. Currently we are the only one Thai restaurant in Takayama!

We also run a guest house in the same building, just 2 minutess walk from Takayama Station.

I am also a government-licensed English tour guide, and sometimes conduct local guided tours nearby Takayama, Shirakawago heritage village, or other spots. Guiding can be done in English, French or Thai.
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