Waterfall asceticism (Mt. Takao)

A traditional form of ascetic training is to stand beneath a waterfall while reciting mantras and sutras. There are two waterfalls on Mount Takao where people can do this, Ja-taki and Biwa-taki. Practitioners must wear the white clothes of ascetics. This is available on the following days, though it is advisable to phone beforehand to check times.

First Saturday of each month, also 17th and 27th of each month

First Saturday of each month, also 18th and 28th of each month

Last updated: 1 April, 2016


1,000yen / 3,000yen(A consultancy fee)

Takao-san Yakuo-in

2173 Takao-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo 193-8686

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