Day 1 09:30
Meeting our guides at Sennan at izumi sunagawa Station (~40 minute train ride from Tenoji Station in Osaka).
Arrival in Toyomis Temple. Meet and greet with the Head Monk of the Monastery.
Demonstration and wearing of traditional Samurai clothing. This will take place in Samurai wing of the Monastery.
You’ll get to wear authentic Samurai apparel and your guide will give you a thorough
understanding of the production and purpose of each item that the Samurai wore.
Tour of Toyomi Temple. During this guided tour, you will be shown the daily
practices and rituals of the monks living at the temple and gain an insight into how
Buddhism is practiced in Japan.
we will head up to the mountain for lunch in an Edo period village. After lunch we’ll dive into Bushido – ”The Way of the Warrior” and experience what life was like for the Samurai warrior in terms of weapons use and their honor code.
Zen and Meditation Study
Samurai Sword Practice. Learn the Katana sword techniques of the Samurai warrior.
Hold genuine, expertly crafted Samurai swords and learn about how they are made and their importance to the Samurai warrior.