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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. 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 USD13.79

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  2. 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.

    USD13.79

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. 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

    USD49.65

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. 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

    USD59.58

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. 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 USD182.04

    Group Discount
    Daily
    10.5 hour(s) (morning)

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