Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Radiation Level in Kyoto & Tokyo on May 24th, 2011

The radiation levels in Kyoto and Tokyo have been stable. Kyoto has no influence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Kyoto 0.055 microsievert/hour (average background radiation level in Kyoto : 0.033 - 0.087 microsievert/hour). No health risk in Kyoto.

Tokyo 0.064 microsievert/hour (average background radiation level is Tokyo: 0.028 - 0.079 microsievert/hour). No health risk in Tokyo.

You can compare with the natural background radiation level in your city or country with the radiation level in Kyoto and Tokyo. Then, you can decide whether you will visit Japan as you planned originally or not.

The radiation levels of some major cities in the world is available on the Japan National Tourism Oganization's website:

More about background radiation on Wikipedia

Shunkoin Temple:

You can experience Zen meditation class & Dharma talk at the 450-year-old Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Also, the temple stay is available.

Zen Meditation Class & Dharma Talk in English:

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