Underground mandala of the Sobue Zenkoji Temple

Sobue Zenkoji Temple is located in the Inazawa City, about five minutes by taxi from the Morikami Station of Meitetsu Bisai Line. From Nagoya Station it is about 40 minutes ride to Morikami Station via Ichinomiya Station.

Sobue Zenkoji Temple

Its alter is beautifully decorated. The main statue is usually hidden behind a heavy door of the alter and the public viewing is conducted only once in every seven years.

Alter of Sobue Zenkoji Temple

Sobue Zenkoji Temple is famous for its underground 3D mandala.

This mandala is placed just underneath of the main alter, where secret statue is kept. To visit the mandala, we need to descend a stairway into a dark underground.

go to undergroud world of Sobue Zenkoji

Proceeding in the darkness, we see some illumination, then find a heavenly mandala.

Mandala of Sobue Zenkoji Temple

The most recomendable season to visit Sobue area is late October, when many ginkgko trees turn the color of their leaves in brilliant yellow.

Guide fee

The pricing below is our guideline. The price of your tour will be determined through the communication between you (customers) and our guides.

Duration of the tour* Guide fee including value-added-tax (VAT)
up to three (4) hours 15,000 yen
up to eight (8) hours 20,000 yen
over eight (8) hours and/or over night upon request

Tour guides

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Conditions of all tours

Guide fee is payable only in cash in Japanese yen. We do not accept credit card or any peyment methods other than cash. Please pay the guide fee to the guide before you start the tour. Guide fee is not refundable once tour starts.
We can arrange car hiring and train/bus booking. In this case, you should contact to the guide at least 10 days before your tour. A travel agency will work for you and you should complete the payment online to confirm your booking. Cacellation policy of the travel agency will be applied.
During the tour, you pay all transportation, entrance fees and other necessary expences for you and your guide during the tour.
Meals are genenrally not included the tour. Our guide can help you to find meals. If you like to take meals together with the guide, please pay for the meals of guide.
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