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Yamanashi | Takigyo Meditation at Bentendou Waterfall

A spiritual practice to cleanse the mind, body and soul

Have you ever tried to meditate? Do you feel like it is hard to concentrate on your breathing and clear your mind? What about doing that below a 23m waterfall with a freezing water? Takigyo is the name in Japanese for the waterfall meditation, a practice widely spread throughout the country, and Yamanashi is home to one of the best places in Japan to try takigyo, the Bentendou Waterfall. If this has piqued your interest, why don’t you go there and try this unique experience out yourself?

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