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Samukawa Shrines and Temples Tour & Sutra-Copying Experience

Shonan Area 4h15m

This tour not only offers you a chance to visit well-known shrines and temples in Samukawa area but also gives you an surreal experience to receive Gokito (prayers) and do some sutra copying. As a bonus, you'll have a chance to buy some local specialties at a farmers' market which is frequented by local people.

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Samukawa Shrine

The Samukawa Shrine in Samukawa-machi, Koza-gun, is the only protector in Japan which wards off evil from all directions. Prayers from anyone and everyone are accepted. During purification, you may feel refreshed and a sense of mysteriousness in front of the majestic god

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Waiwai Ichi Market (Shopping for specialty goods)

A direct sales store of JA Sagami. Safe and fresh agricultural and livestock products from Samukawa’s surrounding cities such as Chigasaki, Fujisawa, and Ebina are sold here. In addition to vegetables, cut flowers and potted flowers are also abundant. Furthermore, you can also buy fresh fruits and flowers from direct sales stores of flower (such as sweet pea, cyclamen, and carnation) and fruit ...

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Anrakuji, Shakyo (sutra copying) experience

At Anrakuji, you can experience shakyo (sutra copying) on the 3rd Sunday of every month (15:00~). It is safe for those who have bad legs or are not good with seiza as it is possible to sit on a chair. The statue of Dainichi Nyorai, the honzon, was designated as an important cultural property.

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