-Meet you guest in front of Torii gate. -The difference between Shintoism and Buddhism. -History of Shintoism and relationship between Imperial family. -I give you gusts instruction how to behave with unwritten/written manner. -I will tell you my guests the history of imperial family. -The elements which every single shrines has. -Why Sake is important in Shintoism. -The symbols that are regarded as auspicious in Japan. -The beautifulness of inner garden and Kiyomasa well. -The relationship between Meiji emperor and French wineries. -What Meiji emperor achieved and why people admire him. -Instruction of a Waka, traditional styled poem, written by Meiji emperor, and why it encourages commoners. -The importance of purification and how to purify yourself before entering Shinto shrines. -The point to see and manner when you come up to a traditional styled house with Tatami mattress. -The story of couple trees. -What Shintoism is. -The center of Shintoism, nature worship, hero worship and ancestor worship. -Manner of praying. -The story behind votive tablets. -How to pick up Oracle. -The purpose of amulets and talisman. -Why people try to keep GOSHUIN. -The story behind the sacred area, or the forest in the area. -The festivals which many Japanese come to celebrate in Meiji Jingu. -Relationship or secret between Meiji Jingu shrine and Omote sando fashion street. -Taking a break.
In 2019, I have taken my guests to Meiji Jingu shrine about more than 50 times for 100 people.And I have hosted more than 600 guests as a home host since 2013. Then I learned that Meiji Jingu Shrine is very popular among tourists but they want instruction how to enjoy it and instruction how to behave there. Since I have grown up in a family which belongs to Shintoism, I can tell you the way how we worship and what Shintoism is. In 2019, I have passed the examination that certificates my knowledge and skill as a national guide. I can tell you the story behind this sacred area and history of imperial family. I am people say a crazy guy that loves to meet new people. This is I believe the most important factor, as a host. Sometimes hired guides repeat what is written on textbooks. But I'm different. I always want to be your local friends
1 bottled water per person
Entrance fee of the inner garden
1 purified 5 yen coin per person at offertory box
Meeting at the big TORII gate of harajuku entrance. We walk through the promenade while I tell you the story behind Shintoism and Meiji Emperor who took leadership in Meiji Restoration, taking look at the barrels of Sake. Let's go to the garden inside where we can see the seasonal flowers and plants.Then we come to the main hall. After we worship, we can pick up oracle and I show you GOSHUIN stamp. Finally, let's take a break at the cafe.
Camera. Mainhall is prohibited from taking photos.
Please put on a walking shoes. Inside precincts, you are strictly prohibited from having something to drink. Also taking photo at the main hall is prohibited. Please keep calm when you walk into this sacred area.
Secret of Shintoism, Meiji Jingu shrine