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Temple's Morning Service&Lucky Porridge

Tennoji-Ku, Osaka-City, Japan

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Experience hosted by Matsu

2.5 hours
Includes food, tickets, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

We'll meet at WAQOO Shitaderamachi. I'll give you a brief introduction you should know before visiting a temple like how to visit properly and also lend you some Buddhist accessories like Prayer Beads. After that, we'll head to a nearby temple, Aizendo-Shoman-in. Only the participants of this experience are allowed to enter before its gate opens, usually, it opens from 9:00 am to 16:00 pm.

Religious service is a Buddhist worship ceremony in which sutras are read to Buddha. I offer you a very special program including chanted sutras and fire-offerings, so please enjoy to hear, see and feel that! If you have something to wish, including a wooden stick called Gomagi to write a wish on, that will be burned when a holy fire is lighted.
After religious service, I will show you around the temple while explaining histories and talking with the monk.
We'll move back to WAQOO Shitaderamachi, and then breakfast time! I offer you rice porridge that is a kind of traditional Japanese temple cuisines. My rice porridge is cooked of rice prayed at Aizendo-Shoman-in. I also prepare salted kelp and pickles made in a Temple in Osaka. They go very well with rice porridge.

<Aizendo Shomanin Temple>
Famous for its Aizen Festival (3 Major Summer Festivals in Osaka)
-The principal image of Aizen Myoo is believed to bring luck in achieving a good marriage and in harmony between married couples.
Other things to note
-Please be punctual.
-On the way to the temple, there is a sharp slope, so please wear shoes that are easy to walk.
-Please act with consideration and good sense at the temple.
-This experience in Japanese or simple English.
-Please let me know if you are vegetarian or have any food allergies.
We'll meet at WAQOO Shitaderamachi. I'll give you a brief introduction you should know before visiting a temple like how to visit properly and also lend you some Buddhist accessories like Prayer Beads. After that, we'll head to a nearby temple, Aizendo-Shoman-in. Only the participants of this experience are allowed to enter before its gate opens, usually, it opens from 9:00 am to 16:00 pm.

Religious service is a Buddhist worship cere…

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What's included

  • Food
    Breakfast
    Rice Gruel that is traditional Breakfast in Japanese temple...
  • Tickets
    temple admission fee
  • Equipment
    Buddhist accessories like breads
From $33
/ person
Mon, Dec 28
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
$33 per person
$33 per person
Tue, Dec 29
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
$33 per person
$33 per person

Meet your host, Matsu

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 39 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I love to visit temples or shrines in various areas in Japan when I went touring on my motorcycle. I used to work as an employee of Henjouson-in temple ( a temple lodging facility on Mt. Koya) and to serve Buddhist vegetarian cuisines for over 3 years. From 2017, I started to work as a guest experience staff at a WAQOO Shitaderamachi which is located in a unique temple district in Osaka. I always try to share my knowledge about temples with our guests if they want to know because I believe that knowledge will become a lifetime investment.
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Where you'll be

Only the participants of this experience are allowed to enter before the gate opens and to attend morning religious services. Usually, it opens from 9:00 am to 16:00 pm.
Aizendo Shoman-in Temple was founded in 593. It has a Tahoto pagoda made by one of the greatest samurai Hideyoshi Toyotomi, which is the oldest wooden building in Osaka city. It is said that the principal image of Aizen Myoo grant the bressing of matchmaking.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Ni
January 2020
去参观了寺庙并且祈福,大和尚非常可爱!体验独一无二!
Aaron
December 2019
A fantastic experience that is highly recommended. Very comfortable as I wasn't sure of what to do but the host was very reassuring. And breakfast was delicious as well.
Michael
December 2019
Worth the early meeting time! Wouldn’t have the chance to witness this special “fire worship” otherwise. The traditional Buddhist meal served afterward in the peaceful and serene hotel WAQOO was just as impressive. Overall a unique experience!
Worth the early meeting time! Wouldn’t have the chance to witness this special “fire worship” otherwise. The traditional Buddhist meal served afterward in the peaceful and serene h…
Xiuxian
December 2019
The host for my experience spoke both English and Chinese fluently. We met 0630hrs which is a bit early for me, but we had to arrive at the temple before the temple opens. Once arrived at the temple, the host shared with us all the proper temple rituals like bowing, washing of hands. The monk will then carry out his morning rituals and prayer beads are provided for you to pray while the ritual undergoes. The monk will then bless you and share about the temple. It’s like a private tour of the temple. The breakfast provided was excellent and in no way simple. Although vegetarian but they used blessed rice porridge and the many small dishes were delicious. Must try experience!
The host for my experience spoke both English and Chinese fluently. We met 0630hrs which is a bit early for me, but we had to arrive at the temple before the temple opens. Once arr…
堇曦
November 2019
非常非常喜歡,非常推薦
Cherry
October 2019
非常愉快的體驗! 現場參與、觀看日本佛教文化,非常難得。有提供中文小冊子。接待地點和早餐是在標注地那家日式酒店內。負責接待的不一定是Matsu君,而可能是其他弟子。我們那天的負責人先生會說中文,他為大家作說明、指導、介紹寺廟和大阪,非常親切。主持師傅的儀式令我大開眼界,他的談吐很風趣幽默。最後回酒店吃早餐,京都風的醃菜十分好吃,喜歡醃菜的朋友建議全部嚐一點。感謝各位的招待!

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Mon, Dec 28
    6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    $33 per person
  • Tue, Dec 29
    6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    $33 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend.