Hokokuji Temple (Photo: Lily Taki / JT)
Nov 13th
Hokokuji Temple (Photo: Lily Taki / JT)

Free Virtual Event: A Journey of Spirituality and Fun 2021

Waterfall meditation and more in Kanagawa Prefecture

Saturday - Nov 13th 2021

Discover Japan as never before as we provide an unforgettable experience filled with spiritual encounters and hidden locations. Join our guides as we take you deep into the forest for an up-close look at waterfall meditation and into the hidden rooms of famous temples in the Kamakura region.

Our tour will start out in Kanagawa’s largest city of Yokohama where we will have a bit of fun in the seaside harbor area of Minato Mirai 21. We will show you around and head into the famous Cup Noodles Museum before we move to Kamakura and explore the three sacred locations of Hasedera, Kenchoji, and Hokokuji Temples.

We will close the tour with a personal journey of purification and self-reflection as our Monk and local guide walk through the chilling rivers and take on the strong waters from above during waterfall meditation. View another side of Kanagawa from the comfort of your home. Attendees are welcome to participate in the tour through a live chat session with our guides to help answer questions along the way!

Virtual event: https://youtu.be/HesbdoVIK8E

Available November 13th, 1:00 pm JST

Tour Itinerary (Schedule subject to change)

13:00 - Opening and Introductions in Yokohama

13:05 - Cupnoodles Museum Experience

13:10 - Hokokuji Temple and Bamboo Forest

13:15 - Hokokuji Teahouse and Snacks

13:20 - Hasedera Temple Walk and Autumn Experience

13:20 - Kenchoji Temple and Zen Meditation

13:25 - Takigyo Waterfall Meditation

13:30 - Closing / Question and Answer


We will be offering two viewers who complete our feedback survey an Amazon gift card worth JPY 5,000. All you need to do is complete our survey to be eligible for the prizes.

Meet your hosts

Davide Capretta

Davide has been exploring Japan for more than three years and works as a travel agent and tour guide. Based in Tokyo, he enjoys nature, hiking, photography, and martial arts. He is rumored to have recently gotten into Takigyo.

Luca De Pasquale

Luca was born to travel and has visited more than 50 countries and 40 prefectures around Japan. Living in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Luca has a deep love and respect for Japanese culture and language.

About Kanagawa

Kanagawa Prefecture offers a collection of unique and authentic experiences, most within an hour from Tokyo, that will make your holiday to Japan truly memorable. From the mountainous hot springs of Hakone to the Great Buddha of Kamakura, to the nightlife of Yokohama's Minato Mirai area – a day trip to Kanagawa promises something for everyone.

Website: https://trip.pref.kanagawa.jp/

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Sébastien Duval 2 years ago
I meditated under a waterfall in Japan, and recommend it to the braves (water so cold that I could barely breathe) but the temple was much less accessible (it was a 9-day road trip in the countryside) so I recommend you to consider Kamakura if you like what you see during the live. https://en.japantravel.com/permalink/60465
Susan Tumanon 2 years ago
Looking forward to the event. I am especially interested in the waterfall meditation. I'm excited to learn more about this on Saturday.
Alena Eckelmann 2 years ago
Looking forward to Davide's takigyo experience and related insights! As a profound Shugendo and Old Shinto purification way, I did not realize that Zen temples also offer this kind of practice. Ready to learn more!
Bonson Lam 2 years ago
It is amazing that such beautiful waterfalls are so accessible from a large city like Yokohama.
Kim 2 years ago
Love the varied itinerary for this one - looks great!

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