Zen Meditation at National Treasure Temple in Kyoto

You can enjoy the Zen rock garden and have traditional Japanese green tea with a special sweet.
This temple also has a Shoin (a study/drawing room) which was used as a a tea room where Sen-no-Rikyu and Hideyoshi Toyotomi (1537-1598), one of the most famous historical figures in the history of Japan, had tea together whilst enjoying the view of the rock garden. This encounter itself gives a tremendous value to this chamber, along with its architectural value.
Also you will be able to experience an authentic Zen meditation in this majestic atmosphere. Those exclusive atmosphere and experience will be the best memories for you in Japan.
* Duration: 90 to 100 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




You can enjoy the Zen rock garden and have traditional Japanese green tea with a special sweet.
This temple also has a Shoin (a study/drawing room) which was used as a a tea room where Sen-no-Rikyu and Hideyoshi Toyotomi (1537-1598), one of the most famous historical figures in the history of Japan, had tea together whilst enjoying the view of the rock garden. This encounter itself gives a tremendous value to this chamber, along with its architectural value.
Also you will be able to experience an authentic Zen meditation in this majestic atmosphere. Those exclusive atmosphere and experience will be the best memories for you in Japan.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Daisen-in Temple, 54-1 Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231 Kyoto Prefecture

You will be visiting a temple that was built in 1509 by the first chief priest Kogaku Soko Zenji, the Zen master.
Since its establishment, famous priests have inherited it for generations. The main building was left as it was originally built and it remains as a National Treasure.
At this temple it has a beautiful Kare-sansui Garden (dry landscape garden).
The tour starts with the guided tour of the garden, then move to Zen meditation experience. After refreshing your body and soul, you will relax with the tea ceremony at the temple. If you wish to stay longer and have lunch, you can try Shojin cuisine lunch.

Option A
Guided tour of the rock garden → Zazen experience → Tea ceremony

Option B
Guided tour of the rock garden → Zazen experience → Tea ceremony → Shojin Cuisine Lunch

Shojin Cuisine is the Japanese sophisticated Buddhist cuisine.
As the cuisine is made without meat, fish or other animal products, it can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Duration: 2 hours