Recommendation by Lemi
Every morning at 6:00AM, prayers and a fire ceremony have taken place at Senju-in Temple without fail for more than a thousand years. The blazing fire is meant to cleanse the spirit and destroy negative energy. Witness the 40-minute prayer service firsthand during your stay. Remember to dress modestly and observe proper decorum. The monks are very kind, but it’s best to be respectful. Senju-in Temple only accommodates guests for one night maximum, so make the most your your stay! Choose the Shinkan for mountain views and the Honkan (main building) for garden views. Curfew is at 8:00PM and check-in is strictly only up to 4:00PM. Like Shojoshin-in Temple, meals are vegetarian and baths are communal. A night at Senju-in Temple gives visitors a deeper appreciation to all that Nara offers.