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Trace the History of a Beautiful Temple

Copy sutras and take a dip in a special hot spring

Visit Onsenji Temple to learn about local Buddhist traditions and then contemplate life from the comfort of a hot spring tub. The main activity of this tour is to trace the 16 Chinese characters used to spell out an ancient Buddhist sutra. Those unfamiliar with the language will still enjoy taking part, as the activity gives you a chance to relax and take in this idyllic and beautifully preserved area. Afterward, head to the temple's on-site bath, which draws water from the same source that supplies Nikko Yumoto Hot Spring Resort.



When Late April – mid-November
How Long About 15 minutes
Cost Adults and children 1,000 yen
Note Multilingual display available
Link rinnoji.or.jp/precincts/onsenji