Koyasan Daishikyokai Temple sutra copying and precept instruction

Experience Hall / Accommodation Experience (Training) Facility
Visitors to sacred Mt. Koya can engage in a variety of esoteric Shingon practices, such as copying sutras and being instructed in the precepts of Buddhism. Sutra copying can be conducted after learning how it is performed. First, participants rinse their mouths, after which they light incense and perform a ceremony before copying the Heart Sutra. Sutra copying costs 1,000 yen and may be dedicated to someone. Being instructed in the precepts requires a 500-yen entry fee. During the instruction in the sutras, visitors listen to the 10 Bodhisattva Precepts in a pitch dark temple hall. Both sutra copying and instruction in the precepts may be participated in with a same-day reservation.

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[Sutra copying experience] 8:30-15:00
[Precepts giving experience] 7 times held between 9:00-17:00
open everyday
[Sutra copying experience] 1,500 yen
[Precepts giving experience] 1,000 yen
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Available (currently out of order)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.30
    This is a big hall where many people can come together to worship the founder of Shogun Buddhism in Japan and of Koyasan,Kobo Daishi Kukai (774-834)
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    One of the must visit in Koya SanPlease buy that 1500.yen package ticket, it will make your day tour magical
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    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.12.14
    We’ve fallen in love with this little town. The people, food, friendliness and that there is just so much to see and do. We went to this spot when we strolled all the many spots in our guidebooks and...

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