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The following activities are operating as of 2019/08/24 at 05:46 (Local Time) and bookings are subject to availability.
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  1. No.1
    Soothe heart and mind with Zen meditation at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto. Seek calm in the quiet temple grounds then enjoy a reflective cup of tea afterwards.

    From USD9.76

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    While in Kyoto, take a moment to calm your mind through the practice of shakyo at Shourinji Temple. Open to beginners, no Japanese knowledge required.

    USD14.63

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Handmake your own rosary, perfect as a meditation aid, and a traditional tool of Buddhism in our open cafe. The gentle stone also makes a great present.

    From USD14.63

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. Let a Zen master teach you Zazen meditation, and experience the culture of the temples during a walking tour of Tofukuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD105.36

    Group Discount
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Shakyo is the traditional practice of transcribing sutras. By concentrating on the letters of sutras, you can relax your mind as you work. Take your writing brush home as a souvenir, too.

    USD14.63

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. Soothe your mind with an elegant and peaceful tea ceremony in historic Nara, a short walk from Todaiji Temple. Located in a Showa era building, this tea ceremony takes you back to a quieter time.

    USD48.78

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Immerse yourself in the world of Buddhism as you take part in an authentic Zazen meditation experience in a historical temple. Listen to the calming chants as you find peace while the Buddhist monk reads the sacred scriptures aloud.
    English Available

    USD52.68

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Step away from the busy streets of Tokyo to experience a moment of peace with a cup of matcha green tea specially prepared by a head monk of a 1300-year-old temple. Get helpful assistance as you take part in an authentic tea ceremony.
    English Available

    USD63.21

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Stroll through the garden of 3,000 maple trees forming a corridor of color and lights. Enjoy the stunning views of the famed Eikando and Chion-in temples with convenient transfers by bus.

    USD41.95

    Daily
    (evening)
  10. Follow the path of the monk, Kukai, by visiting the Yashima Temple, known to be one of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Discover the history behind the Genpei War by visiting the battlegrounds and museum by taxi.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD74.14

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Discover the local culture of Japan as explore an off-the-beaten path that starts from Tokyo. Visit a historical thatched roof temple, see a massive Buddha statue, and enjoy a sake brewery tour with a personal English-speaking guide.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD193.16

    Group Discount
    Daily
    10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Calm your senses as you take part in a special zazen meditation experience taught step-by-step by a monk. Step away from the business of the city as you relax in the peaceful ambiance of the Myorakuji Temple.
    English Available

    USD26.34

    Sun, Mon
    1 hour(s) (evening)
  13. Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya, on a speedy train and spend a full day exploring the idyllic Shingon Buddhist temples. Gain insight into the simple lifestyle of the monks with a special Buddhist lunch.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD82.92

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Daily
  14. Spend a night at the sacred Mt. Koya and take part in the morning prayers to experience the lifestyle of a monk. Explore the many World Heritage Buddhist temples with a convenient 2-day bus pass.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD190.23

    Daily
  15. Hike up the trails of Gokurakuji Temple and enjoy the view. Experience a spiritual adventure with a monk as your guide and see Japan's third largest wooden Buddha. Try your hand at Buddhist Sutra writing and have a memorable experience in Hiroshima
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD56.68

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  16. See the iconic spots of Fukui on a comfortable taxi. Make your way to Tojinbo and let the sight of tall cliffs take your breath away. Visit the historical Zen temple Eiheiji afterward.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD95.60

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Go on a two-day retreat at the peaceful and sacred Mt. Koya. Experience a Shingon Buddhist monk's way of life by spending the night in a temple and taking part in morning prayers. Visit several UNESCO World Heritage temples on this immersive tour.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD190.23

    Daily
  18. Dive deep into the history and culture of Sendai and Matsushima with a private guide. Discover the city's unique culture through visits to Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, Zuiganji Temple, and more.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD375.58

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  19. 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!

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    1.5 hour(s)
  20. See Kyoto and Arashiyama's most stunning spots, including the famous Bamboo Grove! Experience sutra copying at Daikakuji Temple, savor a Buddhist lunch at Tenryuji Temple and ride a rickshaw.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD282.90

    Mon, Fri
    7 - 7.5 hour(s) (morning)

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