Traditional Experiences in Kamakura: Private Tour

Experience sutra tracing, zazen meditation and a tea ceremony.

Sutra tracing with a brush and ink and emptying one’s mind through zazen meditation both come from practices of Buddhist monks. The word zen, closely tied to these very practices, has become a well-used word all over the world. Due to language barriers, travellers often find zen experiences hard to access, but that is where otomo steps in to help. This tour is based in the temple-covered city of Kamakura, where you can experience sutra tracing, zazen meditating and a Japanese tea ceremony, while visiting different temples for each experience. This well-balanced tour also provides you the chance to try matcha tea and Japanese confectionery whilst enjoying the view of a Japanese garden.
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: Kamakura, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Experience sutra tracing, zazen meditation and a tea ceremony.

Sutra tracing with a brush and ink and emptying one’s mind through zazen meditation both come from practices of Buddhist monks. The word zen, closely tied to these very practices, has become a well-used word all over the world. Due to language barriers, travellers often find zen experiences hard to access, but that is where otomo steps in to help. This tour is based in the temple-covered city of Kamakura, where you can experience sutra tracing, zazen meditating and a Japanese tea ceremony, while visiting different temples for each experience. This well-balanced tour also provides you the chance to try matcha tea and Japanese confectionery whilst enjoying the view of a Japanese garden.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Library, 3-chōme-11-2 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan

Hasedera Temple (Sutra Tracing)

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hase-dera Temple, 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016 Kanagawa Prefecture

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jomyo-ji Temple, 3-8-31 Jomyoji, Kamakura 248-0003 Kanagawa Prefecture

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kencho-ji Temple, 8 Yamanouchi, Kamakura 247-0062 Kanagawa Prefecture

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes