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Private Spiritual Hike in Hidakamura with Mountain Monk

This activity is not flashy but you may be able to feel your mind through keep walking in the forest and the village. you can see Japanese countryside landscape or may meet local people during the walk. A real monk will give you preaching or buddha story one the way. This activity may help you to escape from ordinary days and look back at yourself. Japanese style vegan lunch box is included!

Activity detail

Shugendo is one of the ancient Japanese religions. The main purpose of Shugendo is to give others the awareness and learning gained through the five senses in nature. You can experience footsteps of the Shugendo practice through this activity. A real monk will be a main guide and keep walking in total 12 kilometers (8 kilometers for short version).

This activity starts at the Hidakamura Tourist Information Center and walk through Kusaka River Overflow Pond where is a huge area of wetland. At the Gokokuji temple where the monk belongs to, you will take a rest and see the Buddha statues. After the break, you start climbing at Mt. Otaki where mountain monks used to practice. The monk guide will give you some words of the Buddha and Shugendo on the way. You may listen sounds of conch musical instrument playing by the monk. Please enjoy Japanese style Vegan lunch box at the top of the mountain. Why don't you really think about yourself through the trekking?


You will walk back to starting point, Hidakamura Tourist Information Center.​


Full version (hiking and caving)

  21,000 yen for one participant

  16,000 yen for 2 to 4 participants

Short version(hiking only)

  14,500 yen for one participant

  10,000 yen for 2 to 4 participants

 *Includes guiding, activity insurance, a vegan lunch box, glove, and coffee/tea and sweets and a helmet with a light (a helmet is for full version only)

*Please consult if you require more than 5 participants

*Please bring a bagpack to bring your lunch box.

*Covered shoes and clothes that are comfortable to move around in, are recommended.

Activity time

Full version    9:00 to 17:00 (8 hours in total)

Short version  9:00 to 14:00 (5 hours in total)


*Arriving time may change depending on the walking pace of participants.

Check-in point

Hidakamura Tourist Information Center


781-2153 Kochi, Takaoka District, Hidaka, Hongō, 1478-9


*Hidakamura Tourist Information Center locates in the area of farmer's market "Mura no Eki HIDAKA". The nearest train station is Okabana station on the JR Tosan line where is 5 minutes walk to the information center. It takes about 35minutes from Kochi station by local train.


Book the activity day before 3days.


*The main guide is a real monk. He has his main job as a monk. We may decline your request day if he has his work on your request day.













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