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Planet Sekoya welcomes you to Sensei Miyasaka's dojo or the "place of the way" to practice Kyudo, a Japanese archery with the traditional bow, arrows, and techniques, dive deep into the peaceful environment of the ryokan, a type of traditional Japanese inn, and enjoy delicious cuisines from the host. Under the guideline of Sensei Miyasaka and his great dignity, grace, and an amazing sense of hospitality, this holiday will be one of your precious experience in Japan!
You will stay at Sensei Miyasaka's traditional family hostel. There are eight bedrooms which can accommodate from one to four people each. Sleeping is on the floor, on Japanese traditional Futon. You will share the bathroom and toilets.
Please note that there are only four hours per day or 12 days of practicing. Upon arrival and departure day, there will be no Kyudo class.
Sensei Miyasaka is a 6th Dan and 3rd generation Kyudo Master. He owns a traditional Japanese Ryokan, Uotoshi, located in the town of Yudanaka-Shibu Hot Spring Resort, near the famous monkey hot springs. Sensei Miyasaka possesses great dignity, grace, and an amazing sense of hospitality. These qualities, coupled with his skill and knowledge of Kyudo make him the perfect model of a master. His dojo, or the "place of the way," is full of pictures, certificates, diplomas, and targets hanging on its walls, clearly displaying his position and the high regard in which his accomplishments are held.
The retreat will take place near Nagano, Japan.
Breakfast and dinners are included. You will enjoy delicious traditional Japanese food, prepared by Sensei Miyasaka and his family. Lunches are not included as most participants prefer to take them outside or simply skip them. You can also choose to take half or full pension, or no food included at all. Planet Sekoya recommends taking at least the breakfast.
Please book your flight to arrive at Matsumoto Airport (MMJ). Then go by train to Yudanaka-Shibu train station.
You simply have to reach Yudanaka-Shibu train station. You will be picked up from there. Date and time will be arranged after your booking confirmation.
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