Tokyo | 5.0h
Spiritual Experiences in the Town of Buddhism and Philosophy

A Philosophy-themed park and temple with a dozen buddhas.

Japan has a long history of self-reflection, an old culture represented in zazen and meditation. On this tour you can learn about this buddhist side of Japan, in the town Araiyakushi. The fist place you will visit on this tour is Tetsugakudo Park, an unusually themed park which was designed to visualize the world of philosophy. Enjoy a quiet walk around this park, rich in nature, with ponds, hills, small buildings and statues. You will then visit the 500 year-old Araiyakushi Temple along with the old town that it overlooks. The colourful buddhas at the temple were recently restored and are a beautiful sight to see.
If you are interested in something more unsual, give this tour a try!


・Learn about philosophy in the Tetsugakudo Park, surrounded by its rich nature.
・You will be surprised by how vibrant and colourful the buddhas are at Araiyakushi Baishoin Temple.
・The old town shopping street that lies beneath the historic Araiyakushi Baishoin Temple is full of interesting shops to visit, such as the retro senbei (rice cakes) shop, the Spain-born sweet shop and the long established tea shop.


・Tetsugakudo Park
・Garden of Philosophy
・Araiyakushi Baishoin Temple


・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
・Please keep in mind that PAPABUBBLE is closed on Tuesdays and Raijindo is closed on Thursdays. If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.

Expenses Not Included

JPY 1,100~ per person

Meeting Point

The Seibu Shinjuku line, Araiyakushi-mae Station North Ticket gate

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