Travel to Izumo with all the Gods of Japan!
The "Izumo Day" Luxury Night & ”NAORAI"Dining:
Unravelling Japan's Spiritual Culture Through Mythology.
January 29th - 30th , 30th – 31st, 31st - February 1st , 2024(3 sessions total)
150,000 yen (per person, tax included)
From the meeting place to the dismissing place, fees for transportation, meals, entrances, experiences, guiding, etc. and taxes such as consumption tax imposed on them, are included. Accommodation fees are not included.
In addition, if the client does not use part of the services due to personal reasons, the above expenses will not be reimbursed.
Itinerary and Event Details
This is a special plan following the journey of the gods during Kamiarizuki (10th Month of the Lunar Calendar). You will have the privilege of entering the Yatsuashi-mon Gate, watching a special prayer service for evening Kagura at Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, and visiting the Museum of Ancient Izumo by night. Finally, during the “NAORAI Dining” experience, you will have a special dinner at Izumo Cultural Heritage Museum before enjoying Izumo Kagura performances.
On the second day, you will be able to listen to a Shinto priest talk at Mankusen Shrine about Shinto, “Naorai”, and other topics.
What is "NAORAI"?
Naorai has two meanings: one is a "divine banquet" held on the eve of the departure of the gods gathered in Izumo during the month of Kamiarizuki. The other is a banquet held after a festival or other Shinto ritual held at a shrine, where sake and offerings are given in appreciation of the people's labor.
This time, we will hold a special banquet under the new name of "NAORAI" to entertain visitors coming to Izumo with high added value foods and sake, and a performance of Izumo Kagura (Shinto music and dance).
(A tour guide will accompany you on the entire tour)
At Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, you will enter the Yatsuashimon Gate, which is normally inaccessible, and visit the main shrine.
You will attend the "Special Evening Kagura Prayer Service," which is not usually held, and, for the first time ever, with an English-speaking guide.
The Museum of Ancient Izumo, a museum related to Izumo mythology and Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, will be rented out for a guided tour by a curator.
At the NAORAI dining experience, you will enjoy a special dinner prepared with locally grown ingredients and a performance of Izumo Kagura (Shinto music and dance) in Izumo Yashiki, complete with light effects.
At Mankusen Shrine, you will go up to the shrine main building where you cannot normally enter and listen to a lecture by a Shinto priest. This special program concludes the "Journey of the Gods in Izumo" with a talk by a Shinto priest about Izumo mythology, Shinto rituals, and the culture of Naorai, followed by a prayer.
■The general itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Meeting at JR Izumo-shi Station (14:00) -> Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
-> Museum of Ancient Izumo-> Izumo Cultural Heritage Museum-> Hotel
Day 2: Hotel -> Mankusen Shrine -> Disperse at JR Izumo-shi station (12:30)
|Meeting place and time
|14:00 JR Izumo-shi Station
14:30 Izumotaisha-Mae Station (Ichibata Electric Railway)
|Chartered buses, jumbo taxis, and taxis. (The type of vehicle varies depending on the number of passengers on the day.)
|Planning and implementation company, Event sponsors, etc.
|Izumo Inbound Project Promoters Association
Head Office: Izumo City Inbound Tourism Promotion Division 0853 21 6801
|2 days and 1 night
|16 years old or older
|Maximum number of participants
|December 25th, 26th and 27th, 2023 (until 35 days before the tour date)
|Minimum Number of Accepted Applications
|Maximum Number of Applicants
|21 days or more prior the tour: Free
20-8 days before the tour: 20%
7-2 days before the tour: 30%
On the previous day: 40%
On the day: 50%
After the beginning of the tour or in case of no contact: 100%
|Others (notes, etc.)
|[About this course]
Application after the closing date
We may accept applications for tours that are scheduled to depart soon, but only if the tour has already been confirmed. Please contact the Izumo Tourist Association. In this case, the application deadline is 7 days prior to the travel date.
In the event that the minimum number of participants is not met and the trip is unavoidably cancelled, we will notify you in writing or by other means. Notification will be completed by letter or e-mail.
As for clothing, please do not wear clothes that expose a lot of skin or sandals.
Payment is by credit card only. We Only Accept Visa, Mastercard.
If you have any food allergies, please let us know in advance. We cannot serve vegetarian meals or halal meals.
|Please be sure to read these travel conditions when applying.
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