Tour of Sacred Japan
Possibly rescheduled for spring of 2020
Please contact Eric if interested.
Meditation & Spiritual Tour Retreat
With Eric Huffman
Connect with Source, Nature, and Experience the Sacred Essence of Japan!
Visit sacred nature sites in Japan and meditate on life and pure existence.
On this journey together we will understand at a deeper level the connection to Source and the connection with nature.
Go deep with in and know your inner self. From this knowing, realize your connection with all life, plants, trees, all of nature. Commune with the secret intelligence of all plants, the stars, even the air. Become aware of all the love that surrounds you.
On this great adventure, we will see many country side shrines, temples, mountains, and sea side. We will experience local cuisine including fresh fish and traditional Japanese foods. We will visit various natural hot spring bath houses (onsen) and feel the healing energy of the water. We will also visit the ancient shrine on Oki Island and have a relaxing meditation by the sea. Visit Daisen Mt. ,the “Mt Fuji of the West”, and enjoy nature walks with great views. We will also visit Yamaji, H. H. Gayuna Cealo’s temple, and have a meditation in the Buddha room as well as have a delicious meal at Yougetudo Dining with Chef Kabako.
Japan has a rich history of viewing nature with sacred reverence. Ancient Japanese tradition believes that within all living and non living things are spirits. Japanese tradition believe that gods and goddesses reside in mountains, rivers, oceans, and in nature. On this journey together we will understand at a deeper level the connection to Source and the connection with nature.
Most of the places we will visit will be quieter rural places to enhance your meditation experience.
We will visit the Oki Islands and have a serene meditation on the beach and visit an ancient Shinto shrine.
October 1st - Depart from USA
October 2nd- Arrive in Yagano, Japan and stay at a tradition Japanese style hotel with Onsen (bath house)
October 3rd- Visit Mt. Daisen, Izumo Shrine, and Adachi Japanese gardens.
October 4th- Travel to Oki Island and Nishinoshima via ferry. Stay the night on Oki Island.
October 5th- Okino-shima sightseeing and meditation. Take ferry back and head to Okayama.
October 6th- Visit Yamaji retreat center and temple. Have meditation in Buddha room. Reflexology sessions.
October 7th- Visit nature sites in Okayama.
October 8th- Meet with H.H. Gayuna Cealo for meditation. Option to have private session with Cealo
October 9th- Return to USA
When we visit the Izumo shrine, we will have a formal sacred prayer ceremony. Please bring a nice dress or suit to wear when we go to the shrine.
We will eat delicious local fresh traditional Japanese cuisine mainly fish, seafood, soy, and rice.
If you are a vegetarian, vegan, or have gluten allergies, we are sorry but we will not be able to accommodate you. In the country side areas of Japan, vegetarian meals are very uncommon.
We will stay at various country side hotels and even stay 2 nights at a very nice traditional Japanese style Inn called Ryokan. The Ryokan has onsen hot spring bath house which will be very relaxing and healing your body. The hotels we selected are not 5 star luxury, however, they are nicest we could find and you should feel very comfortable.
Please let me know if you need a bed or prefer futon. Traditionally, a Ryokan has tatami floor room and they prepare very high end futon. The Ryokans we selected also have beds if you prefer.
Tour Costs: Base level $2,100 Premier level $3,400 *
Both levels include all meals, drivers, van rental, gas, toll fees, park and shrine entry fees, economy ferry ticket, onsen bath house, retreat classes including reflexology class, yoga, and guided meditations. You can select which level is best for you.
Base price: $2,100 per person
Base price includes shared room lodging at hotels and staying at Yamaji temple sleeping on futons.
Premiere price: $3,400
Includes your own private rooms at hotels, hotel near Yamaji temple, and premium ferry room ticket for the ferry.
* Tour cost does not include airfare, limousine bus from Narita to Haneda, private session with Cealo, meditation class with Cealo, or private reflexology sessions.
This is a spiritual based journey with a pre set tour plan. You must agree to follow the retreat program and participate in the retreat events, sacred site visits, and classes. If you have the desire to do your own thing while in Japan, please do it before or after the retreat tour. We have taken much time to prepare a wonderful tour for your heart to blossom open and shine bright.
Depart USA October 1st and arrive in Japan October 2nd.
You can take any flight you want to Japan, however, you must be on the same flight to Yonago which means we will need to meet at Haneda airport by 6:30pm. You can take flights to Haneda airport or Narita airport as you like.
Below are the flights I will be taking:
DEPART USA OCT 1st
Arriving OCT 2nd at Narita (NRT) at 2:20pm on ANA flight NH11
Limousine Bus to Haneda Airport.
Taking bus from Narita airport to Haneda airport. Approximately 90 minute travel time. About $38 one-way.
Departing OCT 2nd from Haneda (HND) at 8:05pm arriving YONAGO (YGJ) at 9:25pm. MUST BE ON ANA FLIGHT NH389
RETURN USA OCT 9th
Departing OCT 9th from Okayama (OKJ) 9:20am arriving at Haneda HND at 10:40am. ANA flight number NH 654
Taking bus from Haneda airport to Narita airport. Approximately 90 minute travel time. About $38 one-way.
WED OCT 9th departing Narita at 5:10pm on ANA flight NH12.
MUST take the ANA flight from Haneda (HND) to Yonago (YGJ) on October 2nd.
ANA flight number NH 389