Experience of Monk's Life at National Treasure Temple in Hyogo

【OUTLINE】

Experience the real monk’s life at National Treasure “Kakurinji Temple” established over 1400 years ago. You relax by Zen meditation, Shakyo and Zazen at a private Ozashiki (room with tatami mats). Local Vegetarian Budhist cuisine. “Shojin Ekogawa Hot Pot” and local sake are optional. Please check out their original items too!

【HIGHLIGHTS】

A monk shows you the temple that has more 1400 years history and is national treature.

Private plan only one group a day is available at Ozashiki (a room with tatami mats) overlooking a Japanese garden

Get your work printed on a T-shirt or a tote bag and take it home. (Option)

A child-friendly Shabutsu (copying Buddhist images) experience.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Kakogawa, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Art Classes




【OUTLINE】

Experience the real monk’s life at National Treasure “Kakurinji Temple” established over 1400 years ago. You relax by Zen meditation, Shakyo and Zazen at a private Ozashiki (room with tatami mats). Local Vegetarian Budhist cuisine. “Shojin Ekogawa Hot Pot” and local sake are optional. Please check out their original items too!

【HIGHLIGHTS】

A monk shows you the temple that has more 1400 years history and is national treature.

Private plan only one group a day is available at Ozashiki (a room with tatami mats) overlooking a Japanese garden

Get your work printed on a T-shirt or a tote bag and take it home. (Option)

A child-friendly Shabutsu (copying Buddhist images) experience.

Itinerary

A monk welcomes you who would like to experience the traditional Japanese experiences and gives you a guide. Please learn about the architecture and history of the temple.

After the tour, you can experience a part of Buddhist practice, Shakyo and Shabutsu, at the temple established over 1400 years ago and was designated as a national treasure. In Shabutsu, your brain will be activated by carefully copying sutra one letter after another, while keeping your mind empty. You can also try Shabutsu – copying the Buddhist images by hand.

Zazen is a fundamental method of training in Buddhism, in which you meditates sitting with correct posture. You can expect the relaxation effect by meditating with calm mind.

Option:

1. You can enjoy “Shojin Ekogawa Hot Pot” that is a local vegetarian Buddhist cuisine using lots of local ingredients and locally-brewed sake as well. ( If you are vegetarian, other option will be available. Please let us know in advance.)

If you are interested in, please select the option and get the hospitality after Zazen experience!

2. Your work will be printed on a T-shirt or a tote bag while you are doing Zazen and having vegetarian Buddhist cuisine.

Stop At:

• Kakurin-ji Temple, 424 Kakogawachokitazaike, Kakogawa 675-0031 Hyogo Prefecture