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Tsushima City Machiya stay & Temple experience Tsushima City Machiya stay & Temple experience

Tsushima city’s machiya stay and temple experience are scheduled to be open officially from year 2018.
So your participation will be highly appreciated and we are looking forward to hearing your feedback.

Information on Machiya stays

Target:

Residents outside Tsushima city

Application deadline:

By the noon of Monday prior to the check-in date

Check in Check out:

①Machiya stay Station in Machiya A

※The house key will be handed when you check in.

※The check-ins of Machiya B and Machiya C are also conducted in Machiya A.

※Meals are not offered.

※The toilet, bathroom, washbasin, and kitchen are shared.
There is a public bath Ikesuonsen nearby.

Time:

Check-in: 4:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
Check-out: 7:00 a.m. ~10:00 a.m.

Machiya A (MAP①)

Address: 1-21 Tennodori Tsushima city
Guest rooms:
Room 201 Western style 6 tatami mats (up to 2 persons)
Room 202 Japanese style 6 tatami mats (up to 2 persons)
Room 203 Western and Japanese style 14 tatami mats (up to 3 persons)
Notes: You can have up to only 5 companions.

Machiya stay Station
Phone/Fax number: 0567 26 5700
Notes: The phone number is only available during the event period.
Other than the event period, please contact Nigiwai Creation Organization at 0567 97 3739.

Machiya B (MAP②)

Address: 3-25 Tennodori Tsushima city
Guest rooms:
Room 101 Japanese style 6 tatami mats (up to 3 persons)
Room 201 Japanese style 8 tatami mats (up to 4 persons)
Room 202 Western style 6 tatami mats (up to 2 persons)

Machiya C (MAP③)

Address: 1-40 Hashizumecho Tsushima city
Guest rooms:
Room 101 Japanese style 4.5 tatami mats (up to 2 persons)
Room 201 Western style 8 tatami mats (up to 4 persons)
Room 202 Japanese style 4.5 tatami mats (up to 2 persons)
Notes: Due to the renovation, this machiya won’t be available until October 13.

Click here for the machiya lodging application form

Information on temple experiences

Target:

Residents outside Tsushima city

Application deadline:

By the noon of Monday prior to the experience day

Rendezvous:

Meet at the temple

Reception Time:

30 minutes before the practice

Time needed:

About 30~90 minutes (It may change according to the number of participants)

Key Point

Because the practice is conducted on the wooden floor, white socks are suggested. Also, it will be appreciated if your skin is not revealed too much. Loose-fit pants are suggested during the Zen meditation.

①Sutra copying

Through copying sutras by hand, you will feel calm and relaxed.You can choose to keep the writtensutra in the temple or bring it home.

②Sutra

You chant sutras aloud. The priest of the temple will teach you how to chant from the beginning.

③Nenbutsu chanting

You chant the name of Amitābha, beating the wooden fish.

④Zazen (Zen meditation)

Zazen is a basic practice of Zen Buddhism. The priest will teach you how to adjust your body, breath, and emotion.

⑤Udewanenju

Choose your favorite beads and make your own rosary bracelet.

⑥Meditation

It is an original meditation of Shingon Buddhism. It helps you to recover your breath and relax.

⑦Praying a million times

The practice is originally from Chionji Temple in Kyoto. People get together in a circle and chant Nenbutsu repeatedly.

⑧Buddhist image copying

You copy the image of Buddhist. Through the practice, you will have a pure heart. You can offer the copy to the temple or you can bring it home.

⑨Flower arrangement

You will use the flowers in the garden to make flower arrangement. And you can choose to bring it home.

⑩Shodaigyo

It is an original practice of school of Nichiren. You can get a lot of blessing through chanting Namu-myoho--rengekyo continuously.

⑪Matcha

You will learn the proper way to make green tea. Also, you will enjoy green tea with Japanese sweets.

⑫Koto

There will be a Koto demonstration. And you can try playing the Koto after the demonstration.

Click here for temple experience schedules and application forms

Information on free bicycle rentals

Target users:

People stay in a machiya or join the temple experience program.

Available day:

Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

Lending and returning time:

7:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.

Lending and returning place:

Machiya stay Station inside Machiya A

How to apply:

You can make a reservation through our website, phone or fax us. Or you can make a reservation directly at the Machiya stay Station on the day.

Available bicycles:

4 electric bicycles and 4 regular bicycles

Click here for the free bicycle rental application form

Presents

Please fill out the questionnaire and you will have a chance to win the prize.

※With no notification, the prize will be delivered to you directly.

The box seats for Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival (on the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage) on July 28, 2018

Local products

A special badge of Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Download brochure

Tsushima’s machiya lodging and temple experience brochure(PDF:2.2MB)

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Access to MeitetsuTsushima Station

Higashimeihan Expressway

15 minutes driving from Yatomi interchange
15 minutes driving from Kanie interchange

Meishin Expressway

35 minutes driving from Gifu Hashima interchange

Tokaihokuriku Expressway

35 minutes driving from Bisai interchange

Meitetsu Tsushima Line

About 22 minutes from Meitetsu Nagoya Station

Meitetsu Bus

About 50 minutes from Meitetsu Bus Center

Meitetsu Bisai Line

About 10 minutes from Meitetsu Yatomi station

Application

※You may join either or both of machiya stay and temple experience.

Period:

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, national holidays and the day before holidays from September 29, 2017 to December 10, 2017.

※During the above period, you can stay in a machiya townhouse other than the designated days if you have at least 5 companions. A reservation is required by noon at least two weeks prior to your designated check-in date.

Target:

Residents outside Tsushima city

Application starts:

From September 1, 2017 at noon

Application deadline:

By the noon of Monday prior to the check-in date

How to apply:

You can submit your application by phone, fax or through our website.

※Once we receive your fax, we will reply you by fax within two working days.

※If you submit the application form for machiya stay or the application form for free bicycle rental , we will notify you by email within two business days whether or not your application was accepted.

Admission fee:

Free

※Transportation fee is at your own expense. You can park your car in coin-operated parking spaces near Tsushima station. And the parking fee is at your own.

Notice:

We will ask your opinions about the impression of machiya stay and temple experience by questionnaire.

Contact us

Town Reinvigoration Organisation OSHI: The trustee of Staying and Visiting -Regional Revitalization Project
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m.~3:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and national holidays
Address: #204 Rokusan Bldg-2F 6-1 Tennodori Tsushima city, Aichi prefecture, Japan
Telephone/Fax number: 0567 97 3739
E-mail: kanko@oshi.or.jp