Zazen Meditation with Monk Guide at Gangoji Temple in Nara City


Tour around the historical Gangoji Temple

Visit one of the Seven Great Buddhist Temples and discover the history and culture of Nara. A great opportunity to also experience Zazen meditation with your monk guide!

Winter in Nara is a magical time as National Treasures are displayed and sealed shrines are opened to visit. Enjoy a special limited time tour led by a priest or monk of the temple or shrine, and discover the secret side of Japan.

Only available on January 22
February 18, 26
March 5, 11
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  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Weekend
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Guide fee / Temple entry fee
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  • 09:50 Meet at Gangoji Temple
  • Check-in at Administrative Office
    Please come between 9:30-9:50.
  • 10:00 Gangoji Temple (Approx. 60 min.)
    本堂禅室 Gangoji temple is known as one of the Seven Great Temples and one of the oldest Buddhist temples of Japan. Take part in a special zazen meditation session at this historical location with your monk guide.
  • Tour Route
    Special prayer within the Gokuraku-dou Hall -> Zazen meditation within the Zazen Room, designated as a National Treasure
  • 11:00 Tour Ends at Gangoji Temple
    • If less than 6 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Additional Note(s)
    • Guests are asked to refrain from eating, drinking, or taking photographs in designated areas.
    • Please refrain from loud conversations or talking during the tours. Help us maintain a quiet atmosphere during this special tour.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 19.77
USD 19.77

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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 hour(s)
Availability Weekend
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