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AHP Japan Sacred Tour

AHP Japan Sacred Tour - Down to South

2008.09.22-30(9 days)

Miyajima_inside 001.jpgThis is a trip far beyond our sense of knowledge to feel a nature of true life.  It is Nature that purely provides a life itself.  Through the trip you will be able to feel the meticulous landscape of Yoamato (or Japan form early times) at Itsukushima shrine  at Miyajima, the overflowing life of earth at Mt. Aso, and a touch of life energy of Sakurajima as well as a pure nature of Kudakajima (or Kudaka Island) in Okinawa where live many gods. 

 

It is told that Japan is geographically a miniature of the World. Okinawa is a miniature of Japan Originally Okinawa itself is God land and very important holy place where connects with universal energy. Okinawa is considered as the palace of the Dragon King in the universe. Okinawa should be a paradise where shows sincere heart of the Universe.  When you land this holy island, your soul may remember something important when you touch and feel the energy of Okinawa.

 

In the recent stressful society, we easily forget that we are human beings who have five senses. Through this Sacred Tour, why dont we feel what is Life and To Live.  AHPs spiritual guide to Japan is an high conscious performing  artist, Taro YASUDA and he will be with the group.  English interpreter will be accompanied with this group.

 

?Schedule

 

Date

Itinerary

Transport

Hotel

Meal

01

SEP/22(MON)

 

Shin Osaka dept 10:59

Hiroshima arr.   12:28

City tour 14:00-16:00

Shin-

Kansen

Hiroshima

 

02

23(TUE)

Miyajima 1 day trip

Hiroshima dep: 15:06

Kumamoto arr: 16:09

Shin-

Kansen

(Country

House),

Aso

Kumamoto

D

03

24(WED)

Heitate Jingu Shrine,

Shirakawa Headspring,

Mt. Aso

After dinner, enjoys

Yokagura at

Takachiho Shrine

20:00-

21:00

(Country

House),

Aso

Kumamoto

B

 

D

04

25(THU)

Kumamoto dept:11:27

Kagoshima arr:12;30

Kagoshima-Sata Point

Train

 

By car

Sata

Point stay

B

 

D

05

26(FRI)

Sata Point-Ibusuki

Sand Detox

    experience

Ibusuki-Sakurajima

Train

Sakura

jima

stay

B

 

D

06

27(SAT)

Sakurajima

Kagoshima

Kagoshima dept: 18:10

Okinawa arr: 19:30

To the hotel

By ferry

By car

NH479

 

coach

Okinawa

Hotel

B

 

07

28(SUN)

Seifautaki 09;00

Azama port dept:11:30

Kudakajima arr: 11:45

Experience Kudaka

On foot

Ferry

 

Bicycle

Kudaka

jima

B

08

29(MON)

AM; Free

Kudakajima dept:13:00

Azama Port  arr: 11:45

Shurijo Castle and then

Go to Yanbaru area

 

Ferry

 

Coach

 

 

Yanbaru

area

 

 

D

 

09

30(TUE)

Waterfall tracking

After lunch, go to Naha

Airport

Naha dep:16:35

Haneda  arr: 18:55

 

coach

 

NH132

 

 

B

 

AHP Spiritual Guide

 

Taro YASUDA( 安田 太朗氏)

 

  taro_yasuda2 001.jpgHe is a well-talented performing Artist, born in Gifu Pref. in 1977.  While he was a student of Waseda University, he was strongly moved to Pantomime. Then he started to walk as a street performing artist. He sought the meaning of living and what is the universe while he has been working as a clown. He studied Yoga, martial arts etc. He traveled to India. After these experiences, he started to have a strong interest in JAPAN. Now he is fully aware that Japan has a tremendous universal energy and this energy is ART.

 

Places to visits:

 

Hiroshima Pref.(広島県)

 

MIYAJIMA ISLAND

 

Miyajima_2 001.jpgThis island is said as Island purified by gods is one of the world heritages in Japan.  Pure female energy has been flowing over this island.  You will be stuck by the view of Itsukushima Shrine floating on the sea.  You may enjoy Itsukushima shrine where accommodates three beautiful Godess and holy place of Mr. Misen. Mt. Misen is the main peak in Miyajima and it is 535 meters high.

 

Kumamoto Pref.(熊本県)


HEITATE JINGU SHRINE

 

Heitate 001.jpgIt is a hidden shrine in the superb woods in the midst of Kyushu.  It used to be a Gods capital since the age of gods. This is the place where has been celebrated as gods hometown and called as tummy dimple of the planet Earth.  This area is one of the Gods region where our souls can be purified and have rebirth.  There is a giant Hinoki cypress tree of over 15000 years old.  A pond a dragon god is allegedly living.  In olden times Gods in the Earth got together for prosperity and prayed as a hometown of the people in the world.   There is a festival called GOSHIKIJIN SAI(festival). Go literally means five and Shiki means color. So GOSHIKI  is  peoples color, white, black, red, green and yellow.  In this shrine, there are special masks of five skin color

 

SHIRAKAWA SUIGEN( Shirakawa Headspring)

 

A beautiful and pure headspring where has been nurtured by Mt. Aso.

 

Kagoshima Pref.(鹿児島県)

 

SATA MISAKI (Sata Point)

 

Located farthest south of Osumi peninsula.. The opposite side is Satsuma peninsula.

If you look at the map, they look like two legs of human beings.  So Kagoshima Pref., is thought as womb.  It represents Birth(No.1) as a start.

 

IBUSUKI

 

  sand_bath 001.jpgLocated at farthest southern of Satsuma peninsula. Ibusuki is famous for a stretch of beach where hot springs well up through the sand, creating a Sunamushiburo (or a steam sand bath). It is good for rheumatism, arthritis and all types of aches and pains.  Wearing Yukata (Japanese bathrobe) and laying down and staff will pack you expertly under the hot sand except heads.  It takes 15 min. to get a detoxicant effect.  You may feel completely refreshed! 

 

SAKURAJIMA ISLAND

 

Sakurajima 001.jpgA volcano on the island of Kagoshima, is one of the most active volcanoes with 1117m high. It was attached to Osumi peninsula since eruption of 1914 due to big eruption..  We travel around Sakurajima feeling the energy there. The hotel we stay is that we can enjoy Magma hot springs where hot water is welling up from 1000m under the earth.

 

Okinawa Pref.(沖縄県)

The term UTAKI refers to religious sites or groves in general.. Utaki used to be the absolute sanctuary.  At Kudaka-jima there are many holy places such as Kupo utaki where people are not allowed to enter.  At Utaki, there is nothing but open space in the woods. No shrine, No worship idols. However, in that open space, there is surely something Great there!  Expressionless, maybe gods, just like universal space, extraordinary pure energy you may feel. The greatness without NOTHING. Please experience it.  Okinawa is considered 0(zero).

 

SHURIJO CASTLE

Shurijou 001.jpgIt is a magnificent fire-red castle.  It features a myriad of cultural treasures and heritages that remain to this today.

 

SEFA-UTAKI

Seifa-Utaki 001.jpgIn the Ryukyu Dynasty period, the Kikoe no-Ogimi in the supreme position of religious organization had inauguration ceremony at the Safa-utaki. Originally Safa-utaki used to be an absolute habitat where only royal families and priestess could enter. After it became the World Heritage Site, the door was open to everybody.  There is nothing here but you may feel the space with pure and awesome.

  

KUDAKAJIMA ISLAND

 

Kudakakima 001.jpgKudaka-jima is true gods island among many Gods islands. This is the place where Amamikiyo and Shinerikiyo Gods landed since the dawn of Ryukyu dynasty.  There is a legend that Okinawa started from this land.  Very strong energy, vibration from awesome and benevolent affection from the nature gives us the origin of our soul itself. Islanders are living based on religious festivals as most important matters. There are many prohibited areas and required to be well-mannered in the island. You may travel around the island by rental bicycle. The island is only 8km long.

 

KUNIGAMISON

 

Kunigamison 001.jpgIt literally means village of the head country.  We visit far north area called YAMBARU where endangered species of Yambaru kuinas habitat. We also enjoy trekking on 1.5km long walking trail toward Hichi Ohtaki(fall).  There are over rare 380 plants and you may see rare animals.