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Waterfall training (滝業) and sunset beach...

  • Shimo-soga station

    Sogabessho, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Kanagawa (map)

    35.301514 139.192963

  • Waterfall Training is literally go under waterfall and train your body and mind. Japanese traditionally practice this since long time. These days younger generation also try this unique experiences. See the Wiki for more...

    Well, I long wanted to try this myself and finally opportunity came! Beat the 35℃ in the cold waterfall!!!
    The temple and waterfall is hidden in a little mountain in Odawara area, western Kanagawa.

    We will go to the main temple first and practice proper meditation, in which the monks "kindly" hit your shoulder with a stick when your mind is floating around as supposed to emptying all the thoughts. Have a small lunch on the way to the mountain, change into the white sacred dress which will be provided, walk to the waterfall for 40 min, and try the waterfall training!! (You can wear your swim suits under the sacred dress.)

    We will be done by 15:00ish. Since there are many beaches on the way back to Tokyo, we will stop by one of them, maybe Chigasaki or Enoshima. Grab some drinks, catch the sunset and go back to Tokyo!

    Place: "JR Shimosoga(下曽我)" on the "JR Gotenba line(JR御殿場線)",Shimosoga+Station,+Kanagawa+Prefecture,+Japan&ei=ULMEUobrM4WfkwWbuYCYCw&ved=0CC0Q8gEwAA
    Time: 9:20am, 25th Aug. (Sun)
    Price: 8,500 yen (includes ONLY water training and meditation)

    What to bring: Swim suits, water shoes (they have some pairs but the size is limited), something to eat. 

    *For guys, if you wanna wear a Japanese style underwear Fundoshi, you can buy one from me for about 500 yen on the day. You can also wear your swim suits if you wanna go Western way.

    *Going there can be a long journey so if you wanna come with me, meet at West Exit of JR Shinjuku st at 7:20! Near AZUR convenience store! 

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  • hanae s.

    Yooo you very understanding fellas, I'm very sad that we had to cancel this one, but the next one is happening and the monk said he will be very happy to have you next time.
    When it rains, small stones are washed away and fall in the waterfall so it's dangerous. Previously some people got hurt by it so he wanted to avoid it. Anyway, fingers crossed for the next one!

    Have a wonderful day!!! Hanae

    August 25, 2013

  • hanae s.

    Konbanwa everyone :) One last note: bring ur towel :) Also just a reminder...
    Girls: no (or very little) make up

    I'm very excited!!! See you soon :)


    August 24, 2013

  • hanae s.

    FYI the train connection I'm taking is like this....

    7:31 Shinjuku → Odakyu line Express → Shin-Matsuda 8:51, walk to Matsuda st. 9:04→ JR Gotenba-line (Kozu bound) then finally Shimosoda st. at 9:14~~~~!!!! (total about 1,000 yen)

    August 23, 2013

  • flo

    Sorry have to drop out, something came up.

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • hanae s.

      That's ok! Thank you for letting me know

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • Gaby B.

    Hello Hanae-san,

    I am interested in this, thanks for organizing it!! But i have a question, would we have to purchase the train ticket separately by ourselves? since the price you listed says it only includes the training and meditation...

    At your convenience, please let me know.

    1 · August 12, 2013

    • Gaby B.

      I took too long to decide... -_- and missed the RSVP... I will definitely join next time, if there's another one :)

      1 · August 21, 2013

    • hanae s.

      Alex and Gaby, there's another one next week as well so please check that out :)

      August 21, 2013

  • hanae shiga changed the time from 7:00 PM to 9:15 AM

    August 11, 2013


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