Dec 9, 2014

10 Day Gay Wedding Package at Historic Japanese Temple!

Jessica Kozuka from Rocket News24 reports on the Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto Japan and their same sex marriage offerings in the still conservative country:

“We welcome every couple regardless of their faith or sexual orientation.”
Established in 1590, Shunkoin Temple follows Zen Buddhism and is an important site for a 20th-century school of thought that blends Zen and Western philosophy. They also take a strong stand on human rights, with their website proudly declaring, “Shunkoin Temple is against any forms of ‘Human Rights Violations’ in the world. No religion teaches how to hate others. Religion teaches how to love and respect others.”

The temple has been offering same sex marriages since 2011, but has only recently been pushing for publicity. 

the temple is working hard to attract overseas couples both through their English website and through a new partnership with queer-friendly hotel Granvia Kyoto and tour operator Out Travel Asia to offer a 10-day wedding package tour.

The wedding package cost
s about $30,000 dollars and includes (in this order) private limousine from the airport to the hotel, wedding attire fitting, hair consultation, gay friendly tour of Kyoto via private car, the ceremony (of course) at the temple, the wedding dinner, first class bullet train seating to nearby Hakone for sightseeing, another hotel, time in an onsen (outdoor hot spring), first class bullet train seats to Tokyo, yet another hotel in Tokyo, another gay friendly private tour (this time of Tokyo), one last dinner, and a ride via private car back to the airport. 

I know how I'M getting married! 

Check out the 10 day package here. 

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