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Monday, December 16, 2013

Schedule of Zen Meditation Class in English from Dec. 15th, 2013 to January 5th, 2014

Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation in your life with modern science.

December 15th (Sun) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 16th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) cancelled

December 17th (Tue) - 28th (Sat)
No Meditation Class

December 29th (Sun)
 9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 30th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 31st (Tues) - January 3rd (Fri)
No Meditation Class

January 4th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 5th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)  

Zen Meditation Class and Dharma Talk (90 Minutes): Traditional Zen Philosophy and Application to Your Everyday Life

Our Zen meditation class (including Dharma talk and temple tour) is offered according to the schedule above. Each class is 90 minutes and lead in English by the deputy head priest, Rev. Taka Kawakami. He explains how to incorporate Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation into your everyday life by using religious, philosophical, and neuroscientific concepts.

1. 10 minutes instruction of Zen Buddhism and meditation
2. two 15-minutes meditation sessions
3. explanation of gardens and screen paintings at the temple

To attend the class at 9:00 - 10:30 and 10:40 -12:10, no reservation is required. However, please the reservation to attend our 13:30 - 15:00 class at least 5 days in advance. (a group of more than 5 people, only). 

The Fee: 2,000 yen/person

Also, we offer exclusive tours for special requests. Please contact us for more details.

Now, our new temple lodging facility is available. We just opened our new facility on December 10th, 2012. 

There are a tatami flooring, own shower room and toilet. Each room can have 2- 3 Japanese futons. Linens and towels are provided.

The room rates are;
  • Single person use: 6,000 yen/person/night
  • Two people: 5,500 yen/person/night
  • Three people: 4,500 yen/person/night
 The prices include 5% sales tax.

We have started taking reservations for December, January (2014), February (2014), March (2014), and April (2014). However, at this point, we have no vacancy from March19th to April 7th, 2014.

The room rates will be changed in April, 2014 due to the increasing sales tax. 

New Prices are;
  •  Single person use: 6,500 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Two people: 5,500 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Three people: 5,000 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax

For more details, please visit our website below.
Phone: 075-462-5488


  1. is takigyo also one of the things lodging visitors can do?, or is that not one of the routines provided at this temple for lodging guest or at all?

    1. Takigyo is not Zen Buddhist practice. That is a part of Esoteric Buddhist tradition (Shingon and Tendai).

    2. Thank you for answering my question it was great help.