Prayer Bead Bracelet Making at a Historical Temple

Make your own bracelet to remember your special trip to Matsushima, Japan!

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

About 20 minutes

Number of Participants



1,000 JPY– (tax included)

See detailed fee

At Entsuin Temple you can experience making bracelets with beads made of plastic, glass, or natural stones. All the gems are prayed for and blessed by the principal image of Entsuin Temple, the "Sacred Kanzeon Bosatsu". After the natural stone bracelet making experiences, there is an explanation about the meaning of each selected stone.

Children can also enjoy making the bracelets easily, so why not make bracelets as a family? No reservation is required for the bead making experience. If you wish to join the experience, please tell us at the temple gate (reception desk).

There are various bead bracelet making experiences. The memorial type beads will be sent by post after an experienced artist carefully knits the strings, attaches the tufts, and performs a memorial service at the principal image.

* Please make a reservation if your group has 10 people or more.
* We welcome large groups of people, but please contact us in advance.

Buddhist beads are an important tool for funerals, ceremonies, visiting graves, etc., which are held between your hands when praying and communicating with Buddha. It is said simply having prayer beads provides some value, such as removing individual bad luck and creating peace of mind.

Experience Program NamePrayer Bead Bracelet Making at a Historical Temple
Activity LocationEntsuin Temple
Time RequiredAbout 20 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start Time9:00-15:00
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants30people
About suspension of the activityIn case of unavoidable circumstances such as natural disasters, the experience may be canceled.
Prayer Beads (bracelet type) plastic 1,000 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (bracelet type) glass2,000 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (bracelet type) natural stones--small3,000 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (bracelet type) natural stones--medium4,000 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (bracelet type) natural stones--large6,000 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (bracelet type) natural stones--extra large8,000 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (memorial type)--rosewood 7,000 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (memorial type) natural stones--small7,500 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (memorial type) natural stones--medium8,000 JPY (Tax included)
Prayer Beads (memorial type) with image of Buddha--small9,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee, guidance fee, explanation fee, consumption tax.
What is not included in the priceShipping costs for types of memorial type beads.
Remarks regarding priceTemple facilities viewing fee is required (adult price: 300 yen).
Method of PaymentPay cash on the day.
Meeting Spot67 Chonai, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi-ken
Meeting TimePlease come to reception during operating hours.
Access--By Public Transportation--
・Senseki Line: 5-minute walk from JR Matsushima-Kaigan Station
・Tohoku Main Line: 20-minute walk from JR Matsushima Station

--By Car--
・5-minute drive from Sanriku Expressway Matsushima-Kaigan IC via Route 45
Please use nearby paid parking.
Facility InformationNationally Designated Important Cultural Property, Sankeiden Mausoleum, main hall, mountain gate, garden, sand garden, rose garden, matchmaking Kannon, restaurant Ungai, etc.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursA full-time staff member will guide you.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English