Spiritual pilgrimage in rural Japan: discover Mt. Mitoku and its cliff-side temple
Situated in Misasa Town, Tottori Prefecture, you can find one of Japan's most sacred mountain of shugendo: Mt. Mitoku. Mt. Mitoku was known as a holy place for shugendo practice (ascetic practice) more than 1300 years ago. For a long time, monks and pilgrims would go on a pilgrimage here to purify their minds and bodies by climbing step by step in nature until they reached the most famous cliff-side temple of Mt. Mitoku: the Nageire-do. Want to make the experience of climbing Mt. Mitoku more exciting and unique? Wear an authentic shugendo followers' outfit, experience walking on the same road as pilgrims in the past at Mt. Mitoku! The rental service is available for anyone -- be sure to make a reservation with Mt. Mitoku's Sanbutsuji temple beforehand.