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Introduced to Japan in the 6th century, Buddhism is one of Japan's main religions. Among its schools of thought is zen, which draws its core values from meditation and intuition. Make your stay in Japan memorable with an assortment of zen activities. Go on a calming retreat and join the monks as they practice zazen (seated meditation). Clear your mind with shakyo, the traditional practice of transcribing sutras. You can also make your own juzu (Buddhist rosary) and use it as you meditate.
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    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.
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    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
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    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.


    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)

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