meditation under waterfall: one of the experiences you must try in a life!

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Overview

 

Takigyo(滝行), is the Japanese way of meditation under small water fall. It is a part of practices for Japanese marital arts groups and some religions such as Vajrayana, Shugendo and Shinto.

Under the strong water pressure, it will make you concentrate in your meditation and you will be facing to the wild nature. It is also said as a good massage method from its water pressure and coldness to the muscle.

 

 

 

Information

 

【Name】Yuuhi no Taki (夕日の滝)

【Address】Yuuhi no Taki: 2230 Yagurazawa, Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa

【Map URL】GOOGLE MAP

【Access】Meeting Place: South exit of Shin-matsuda Station on Odakyu line (GOOGLE MAP)

【Tel】090-5559-5615 (in case you did not receive any reply)

【Schedule】CALENDER

【E-mail】e_takigyo@yahoo.co.jp

【URL】http://www.geocities.jp/takigyo/indexee.html

 

 

 

Reservation

 

【Reservation by Email】

Mention each content as below and send an Email to: e_takigyo@yahoo.co.jp

  1. Your name
  2. Contact number (and Email address)
  3. Number of male and female participants
  4. Age of each participant
  5. Height and size of waist for each participant
  6. Number of participant must be more than 2 people.

【Group Reservation】Available.

 

 

 

Price and Plans

 

First time: 9,000 JPY (approx. 73 USD), rental fee of cloths and DVD filmed during your experience are included.

From the 2nd time: 6,000 JPY (approx. 49 USD) 

※Later on, the DVD will be sent by post.

※ The DVD is not included after the 2nd time. It will cost 1,500 JPY (approx. 13 USD).

※Cancellation must be informed 1 day before your experience day. If you cancel on the actual day, you might have to pay some charges. In case you cancelled without notice, you will be charged full price.

 

[Schedule in Winter Season]

10:30 Meet at Shin-matsuda Station and changing your clothes

11:00 Going to Water fall (approx. 2 – 5 min walk)

12:00 Start the water fall meditation (1 – 2 hours)

13:30 Changing your clothes and going to hot spring (Sakurano-yu: GOOGLE MAP) by car (20 min)

 

[Schedule in Summer Season]

9:30 Meet at Shin-matsuda Station and changing your clothes

10:00 Going to Water fall (approx. 2 – 5 min walk)

11:00 Start the water fall meditation (1 – 2 hours)

12:30 Changing your clothes and going to hot spring (Sakurano-yu: GOOGLE MAP) by car (20 min)

 

  1. Additional 400 JPY (approx. 3 USD) will cost for entering the hot spring.
  2. After enjoying the hot spring, you can go back from the Yamakita Station on the JR line. This is the nearest station from the hot spring, located in right front of the hot spring.
  3. If you do not wish to take the hot spring, you will go back to Shin-matsuda station from Odakyu line.
  4. If you come with your car, your tour will be finished soon after the waterfall experience.

 

 

 

How to Enjoy

 

Traditionally, you will be wearing a white robe (or sometimes loincloth for men) in your practice. You will begin with a bow before entering the water, make sure you start with bathing (sink your body in the water for a short while) in order to get used to the water temperature.

Only in the beginning, you will be feeling the coldness and shock in your body, but soon you will get used to it. Warm yourself after you come out from the water fall, and be careful not to stay in the water for too long!

 

 

 

Caution

 

Please be reminded that when the total number of participants becomes fewer than 2 people, the entire practice may be cancelled.

Please bring following things:

1.Bath towels (1 or 2 for water fall and if you are going to hot spring

2.Shoes (which you do not mind to get wet. It must cover your foot, thus NO flip-flops are accepted for your own safety)

3.Innerwear (summer: swimwear / winter: gloves, sweatsuits etc)

4.Plastic bags to put your wet clothes

5.Some snacks (lunch is not included in the plan)

6.Underwear for change (if you wish to)

 

 

 


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