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Information on Takigyo Meditation

The Meaning of Takigyo Meditation

・ Wash away idle thoughts
・ Discipline the mind
・ Look towards God
・ Connect with nature
・ Pray for your own wishes

The Process of Takigyo Meditation

・Listen to the explanations
・Announce to the spirits of Shirataki that you wish to meditate
・Change into the appropriate clothing
・Use the power of your voice to express your spirit, and warm up your body
・Bow towards the waterfall
・Strengthen your spirit in the water
・Enter the waterfall to meditate
・Pray to the spirit of Shirataki Waterfall

If you wish to participate in takigyo meditation, please be aware of the following conditions.

・Reservation is required in advance.
・The experience may not be possible due to weather, water volume, etc..
・Takigyo meditation is only possible between sunrise and before sunset.
・Exclusive reservations can be made.
・Taking pictures of yourself or your group members is permitted, but please refrain from taking photos of other people without their consent.
・Early morning meditation (6:00 ~) takes place on the 1st of every month. Feel free to make a reservation.


Reservation Required.
Experience fee 3,000 yen (excluding tax)

For men: Price includes funaboshi (loincloth), and hachimaki (headband), both of which you can keep.
For women: price includes hachimaki (headband) which you can keep, and costume rental.

Time: 1 to 1.5 hours (including changing clothes).
Towels and hairdryers are free to use.
Toilet and powder room are also available.

The meeting place is Shirataki Mori no Chaya Café.
Staff will guide you to the waterfall and give a lecture.

In case of cancellation, please contact us in advance.
There is no cancellation fee.