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Introduced to Japan in the 6th century, Buddhism is one of Japan's main religions, and many of the most famous sights throughout the country are Buddhist temples. There are different options for visiting these temples, including basic tours, overnight temple stays, zen meditation classes, and more!
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  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 USD9.26

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Explore Kyoto's stunning Zen gardens and Buddhist temples, including the Ryoanji and Golden Pavilion. Admire the centuries-old art of landscaping that has defined Japanese culture on this 3-hour tour.
    English Available

    From USD82.00

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. A sub-temple of the famous Tofukuji Temple, Tentokuin is famous for its beautiful Chinese bellflowers. Enjoy the views of the moss and flowers, as well as a vegetarian shojin ryouri lunch!
    Meal Provided

    USD40.01

    Daily
  4. 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

    USD268.58

    Mon, Fri
    6.5 - 7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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

    USD100.02

    Group Discount
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Clear your mind with a peaceful tour of Zen temples in Kyoto. You can join a zazen meditation course at Myoshinji Temple and practice the art yourself.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD134.03

    Group Discount
    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Take home the peacefulness of Kyoto when you practice shabutsu at Shourinji Temple. Tracing the picture of a Buddha is said to help you meditate and bring enlightenment.

    From USD13.89

     
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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.

    USD13.89

     
    (morning, afternoon)

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