Sogabessho, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Kanagawa
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)"
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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