Experience a Buddhist rite of cedar-stick burning “Goma daki” at Monjusenji Temple (including a special visit to the Okunoin, a part of the temple that is not usually open.)

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Experience a Buddhist rite of cedar-stick burning “Goma daki” at Monjusenji Temple (including a special visit to the Okunoin, a part of the temple that is not usually open.)

Cedar stick burning (Goma in Japanese) is an esoteric Buddhist rite that is said to be originated from India passed down through the generation to this day. The fire flame is the principal deity itself, burning all the human desires and passions to achieve the true wish. For this reason, the fire is also called “Fire of Wisdom”. A monk of the temple will read the name and wish written by each participant on each Goma stick with all due respect, and then pray. You will also be able to visit the usually closed part of the temple, Okunoin, and drink “Water of Wisdom” that springs from a rock cave.

Monjusenji Temple

Monjusen Temple is located in the middle of Mt. Monju. It is one of the three famous temples dedicated to Monju (God of Wisdom).

Monjusenji Temple

 

 

Monjusenji Temple

You can experience the secret rite of cedar-stick burning that has been carried out for 1300 years since the foundation of the temple in the 7th century.
Plan Detail
Meeting place Monjusenji Temple (2432 Daionji Kunisaki town, Kunisaki city)
Duration Throughout the year
Excluded dates It may not be possible in winter. Please inquire.
Timing Between 9:00 - 15:00
Group size 5~40 people
Minimum no. of participants 5 people
Price 1,500 yen
Contact for reservation Toyonokuni Millennium Heritage Tourism Zone
Application deadline 7 days before the day
Cancellation terms 40% of the selling price is charged for the cancellation until the day before, 50% until the departure time, 100% for not showing up without contact
Special gift  
Fees included in price Fee for Goma Daki Praying, Special visit to Okunoin, a memorial gift
Condition
Age none
Weather Cancelled in case of a bad weather with warnings
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Itinerary
Gather at Monjusenji Temple→Write a wish on cedar stick (Goma ki)→Burning Goma and praying→Talk from the monk about Buddhism and the culture at Mt. Rokugo Manzan→Special visit to Okunoin (usually closed to public) →Receive a memorial gift → Breakup
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