Prayer at Tsurugi Shrine and easy Shugen hiking on Mt. Tsurugi
Mt. Tsurugi, the second highest mountain in western Japan, is one of the centres of mountain worship in Shikoku. A chairlift provides easy access to a point a short walk from the summit.
In this experience, you gain an understanding of Shugendō without undue exertion. The priest of Tsurugi Shrine offers a prayer in the main hall of the shrine, and you can get a vermillion stamp to remember the occasion. The tour also includes a relaxing hike around Mt. Tsurugi, visiting the huge Tower Rock and ascetic training sites.
As an option, you can have a picnic lunch at the Meoto Pond at an altitude of 1,500 m. The lunch features organic vegetables grown locally in the Iya Valley.
The tour is 5 hours long