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Izushi

Izushi Kimono Rental

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Izushi is a great place for wearing a kimono, so come for a stroll through this picturesque town!

Kabuki Transformation Experience

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In the oldest playhouse in the Kansai region, you have the opportunity to dress up in a complete and authentic Kabuki costume.

Full Day Izushi Tour with Meditation & Meeting a Monk! (with local guide)

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Chat with a Buddhist monk, participate in Zen meditation, and get your own personal tour of Izushi with an English-speaking guide.

Meditate, Drink Tea, and Chat with a Local Buddhist Monk (with local guide)

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Travel to Izushi to chat with a Buddhist monk, participate in meditation, and more!

Genbudo Hand-crafted Rice Crackers

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Genbudo uses high quality ingredients and produces a cracker that brings out the gentle flavor of the rice with every bite. These premium hand-crafted sembei crackers are truly an artform.

Izushi Castle Town

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Izushi is a castle town that flourished during the Edo era, about 200-300 years ago. There are several fine displays of traditional architecture found throughout the town, which is why Izushi is designated as a national preservati……

Izushi Kabuki Theatre

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Built in 1901, this is the oldest Kabuki theatre in the Kansai region. It is the oldest Kabuki theatre building in Japan that is still standing in the same place it was built. After being closed in 1964, this Kabuki theatre was ……

Sukyoji Temple

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This zen temple was built in 1392. This was the family temple where the family of Izushi Castle had worshipped for generations. Here the Buddhist monk Takuan Soho created his namesake pickled daikon radish ("takuan"), now popula……

Zazen Experience at Sukyoji Temple

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Practice full-fledged Zazen, seated meditation, at this zen temple in Izushi. At the end of your session you are also given the choice to try a special vegetarian dish and a traditional Japanese sweet. Zazen is limited to 10 peo……

Make your own Izushi Sara Soba

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If you plan on visiting the lovely castle town of Izushi, we highly recommend making your own Izushi Sara Soba. Sara Soba, or plated buckwheat noodles, is a specialty of Izushi. Many soba shops offer workshops where you can learn ……