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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. 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.

    USD14.11

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. 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 USD9.41

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Transform a traditional Japanese cuisine into a modern edible art at Saishoji temple. Learn the techniques to make a decorative but delicious character sushi art with helpful guidance from your friendly instructor.

    From USD37.63

    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  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

    USD272.85

    Mon, Fri
    7 - 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

    USD101.61

    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 USD136.16

    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 USD14.11

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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

    USD40.64

    Daily

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