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Find Your Inner Zen and Learn to Meditate at Temple in Tokyo

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HIGHLIGHTS

Enter into the Inner Sanctum of a Temple, Read Scripture, Ring the Temple Bell, and Drink Green Tea All While Learning about Buddhism from the Head Monk

  • Read sutras ring the temple bell, drink green tea, and make prayers on this day-long experience with a head monk.
  • Your host is a chief priest of the temple which was built in 1307 and is belong to Nichirenshu.
  • The experience spot is easy to access from Shinjuku without changing the train.
  • 3 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 2 〜 5

YOUR HOST

Takayuki TAKAMATSU

Hi everyone, I am Takamatsu from the Myosho-temple. Myosho temple was built in 1307 and is belong to Nichirenshu, which is one of the major factions of Japanese Buddhism. You can feel the quiet, peaceful and solemn atmosphere while walking around this old temple. if you want to escape from the noisy downtown and enjoy the fresh air and the great gift from the natural, please come and join our one day in temple experience.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

To start the tour, the head monk will take you inside the temple, a place normally impossible to visit. First, your host will teach you about Buddhism and the history behind various statues before moving on to how to use the ceremonial instruments used when reading sutras. Afterward, learn how to pray in the Buddhist style. Assisted by the head monk, your prayer will surely reach the ears of the divine. Your next activity is sutra reading while practicing meditation. But of course, there is time to take a break with some tea and Japanese sweets. Take advantage of this time to speak freely with the head monk about what’s on your mind. At the scheduled time in the evening, you may ring the giant temple bell. This experience is packed full of opportunities to try things normal prohibited when visiting a temple.

  • Come inside the astounding temple.

  • Learn how to pray in a Japanese style.

  • Feel free to ask him anything you want!

  • Engage yourself in a subtle moment of meditation.

  • Take a little break, and enjoy a chat with the head monk.

  • Finish your day with a special picture.

DETAILS

  • Duration

    3h

    (14:00 〜 17:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the Toei Shinjuku Line to Ichinoe Station. (approx. 30 minutes from Shinjuku Station)
    Take the Marunouchi to Otemachi St, chenge to Hanzomon to Sumiyoshi st, chenge to Shinjuku to Ichinoe St. (approx. 30min from Tokyo Station)

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 5

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 1 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥11,000〜

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥7,000〜

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Experience, Interpreter, Insurance, Amulet

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    Exit A2 of Ichinoe Station.

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.

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