Apprentice with a Monk at a Traditional Temple in Tokyo

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  • Summary Chosho temple is located close to Asakusa station where many traditions and historical sites remain present today. Through this 3-hour trip, you will not only explore the temple but also experience the day of monks.
  • Category Culture and Crafts
  • Area Tokyo
  • Age range Any age
  • Experience Time 3 hours (13:00-16:00)
  • Availability 05/23/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Maximum number of participants 10
  • Minimum number of participants 2 Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met.
    Accompanied infants participate for free.
  • Weather Restrictions Available Rain or Shine
  • Price ¥11,000 (adults)
    ¥5,500 (children)
    Free (infants)
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古来の伝統に安らぐ数時間 Hi everyone, I am Komiya from the Enichizan Choushou temple. Choushou temple was built in Kamakura period which is about 800 years ago.When you come to the Choushou temple, you can leave your worry and anxiety and enjoy the quiet, peaceful and solemn atmosphere while walking around the temple. I am the person who in charge of the introduction. As a female abbot, I can guide and introduce the works and the temple in a different aspect.

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  • Cancellation Policy We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
  • Included in the Price
    - Interpreter/guide
    - Escorting to/from the destination
    - Local host
    - Zen meditation experience
    - Japanese Calligraphy practice
    - Buddhist chanting participation
    - Lunch
    - Insurance
    - Souvenir 
  • Area
  • Things to bring / Note Socks Comfortable outfit *Exclusion* Round trip train ticket from Shibuya station (about 780 yen)
13:00 Arrive at the temple
13:00-14:00 Explore the temple and learn about different Buddhist altar objects
14:00-14:30 Clean the hall
14:30-15:30 Japanese calligraphy/sutramaking
15:30-16:00 ‘Shodaigyo’( Buddhist chanting practice)
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