Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Monday, May 30, 2011

Traditional Buddhist Wedding Service in English in Japan

Shunkoin Temple is located in a quiet, peaceful area of Kyoto, Japan. The temple was established in 1599 and has historical gardens and lavishly colored screen paintings.

We welcome all couples regardless of faith and sexual orientation.

Our wedding ceremony includes:
1. Chanting of the Heart Stutra (Parajinaparamita).
2. Vows lead by an officiant (priest).
3. Exchange of your own vows and rings.
4. Sake-sharing ritual (san san kudo).
5. Recitation of a special vow. This is vow is written in Japanese and English in certificate-style and is signed by both partners.
6. Proclamation of the marriage.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Phone: 075-462-5488


  1. Thanks for sharing. Such a beautiful peaceful place. I am sharing it various places.

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.


  3. Thanks for sharing this blog. Doodeo is providing best wedding services.


  4. Thanks to Admin for Sharing such useful Information. I really like your Blog. Addition to your Story here I am Contributing 1 more Similar Story Buddhist Wedding – Rituals, Customs and Dresses.