Enjoy the tranquility and wisdom of Zen philosophy with the Kyoto: Zen Experience in Private & Hidden Temple.
Picture this: as you step into the secluded Jushoin temple, a feeling of serenity washes over you. Led by Chief Priest Nishida, you embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Engage in focused zazen meditation, unlocking the secrets of Zen philosophy and its profound connection to tea.
Explore the exquisite 400-year-old Japanese garden, designed by the renowned painter Eitoku Kano. Throughout this enlightening experience, a guide captures moments of introspection, creating lasting memories.
With the option of free cancellation and flexible payment, this private and hidden temple experience offers the perfect opportunity to find inner peace in the heart of Kyoto.
- Immerse in the tranquility and wisdom of Zen philosophy
- Connect with Chief Priest Nishida for a transformative journey of self-discovery
- Explore the deep connection between Zen philosophy and tea
- Experience a tranquil and transformative atmosphere for inner peace and connection
Booking Details and Duration
The activity can be booked with the option of free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. Travelers have the convenience to reserve now and pay later, allowing them to keep their plans flexible.
This Zen experience in Kyoto offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of meditation and Zen philosophy. The duration of the activity is 2 hours, providing ample time to take in the tranquil temple atmosphere.
Starting at the 北総門, you will be guided to the Jushō-in Temple, where they’ll uncover the secrets of Zen philosophy with the guidance of the chief priest. As part of the experience, you will engage in zazen meditation and a tea ceremony, deepening their understanding of the connection between Zen and tea.
The activity ends back at the 北総門, leaving participants with a sense of tranquility and spiritual rejuvenation.
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Participants in this Zen experience in Kyoto will be provided with a detailed itinerary, including the starting location at 北総門 and the main stop at Jushō-in Temple, where they’ll engage in a 2-hour class guided by the chief priest.
During this immersive session, you will have the opportunity to delve into the rich world of Zen philosophy and meditation. The chief priest, with his profound knowledge and expertise, will guide the discussion and provide insights into the benefits of meditation. The tranquil temple atmosphere will create the perfect setting for focused zazen meditation, allowing participants to experience a sense of calm and inner peace.
Plus, the experience will include a tea ceremony, where participants can explore the deep connection between Zen and tea. In a beautiful garden with a 400-year history, participants can enjoy matcha and traditional sweets while seeing the serene surroundings.
Highlights of the Experience
Experience the tranquil and transformative atmosphere of a hidden temple in Kyoto, where participants can enjoy Zen philosophy, meditation, and the fascinating history of Japanese tea culture.
One of the highlights of this experience is the opportunity to uncover the secrets of Zen philosophy, guided by the chief priest at Jushoin. Through their guidance, participants can gain a unique insight into the principles and practices of Zen. Engaging in spiritual practices such as zazen meditation, participants can experience a sense of deep connection and inner peace.
Another highlight is the tea experience, where participants can drink matcha and indulge in traditional sweets in a beautiful garden with a history spanning over 400 years.
This holistic experience offers a window into the world of Zen philosophy and its profound impact on Japanese culture.
Full Description of the Experience
Embarking on a transformative journey in Kyoto, participants can delve into a full Zen experience at the hidden Jushoin temple. Guided by Chief Priest Nishida, they are immersed in the 400-year-old Japanese garden.
This unique experience offers a deep insight into Zen philosophy and meditation techniques. Participants gain a greater understanding of this ancient practice.
The historical significance of Jushoin Temple adds to the profound atmosphere. It has stood for centuries as a sanctuary for spiritual reflection and growth.
The temple’s 400-year-old Japanese garden, a masterpiece by painter Eitoku Kano, provides a serene backdrop for meditation and contemplation.
With Chief Priest Nishida as a guide, participants can fully embrace the essence of Zen. They discover the profound connection between Zen and tea through a tea experience with sencha, matcha, and traditional sweets.
The Zen experience at the hidden Jushoin temple includes a guide for the activity, a temple entry ticket, the chief priest’s sermon, Japanese tea and sweets, and a photoshoot during the experience. When participating in this Zen journey, visitors can expect a comprehensive package that encompasses both physical and spiritual aspects. The guide will provide expert assistance and ensure a smooth and enriching experience. The temple entry ticket grants access to the serene and sacred grounds of Jushoin, where you can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and engage in Zen meditation. The chief priest’s sermon offers profound insights into Zen philosophy, guiding participants on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Japanese tea and sweets are provided to enhance the connection between Zen and the traditional tea ceremony, allowing visitors to savor the flavors while contemplating the profound wisdom of Zen. Plus, a photoshoot during the experience captures the essence of the Zen journey, preserving the memories for a lifetime. The inclusion of these elements enriches the overall experience, providing a holistic and immersive encounter with Zen meditation and its benefits.
|Guide for the activity
|Temple entry ticket
|Chief priest’s sermon
|Japanese tea and sweets
|Photoshoot during the experience
Visitors can easily find their way to the hidden Jushoin temple in Kyoto using the following directions:
Start at the 北総門 (Kitasomon Gate), which is the starting location for the experience.
Upon arrival at the gate, follow the path that leads you to the temple grounds.
As you explore the temple grounds, take in the tranquil atmosphere and enjoy the spiritual practices of Zen.
Don’t miss the 400-year-old Japanese garden, a masterpiece by painter Eitoku Kano, where you can find a deep connection between Zen and tea.
Finding the starting location at the 北総門 Gate is the first step towards experiencing the Zen journey at Jushoin. From there, visitors can explore the temple grounds, engaging in zazen meditation, enjoying a tea experience, and uncovering the secrets of Zen philosophy guided by the chief priest.
The highlight of the experience is the opportunity to drink matcha and eat sweets in the beautiful garden with centuries of history.
Upon reaching the hidden Jushoin temple, visitors can gather additional information about the Zen experience and its offerings.
The Zen experience at Jushoin provides a unique opportunity to delve into the profound teachings of Zen philosophy. Guided by the chief priest, participants can enjoy the tranquil temple atmosphere and engage in focused zazen meditation.
The temple also boasts a 400-year-old Japanese garden, a masterpiece created by painter Eitoku Kano. This exquisite garden serves as a backdrop for the tea experience, where participants can explore the deep connection between Zen and tea while savoring matcha and traditional sweets.
Plus, the activity duration is approximately 2 hours, allowing for a meaningful and transformative journey into the world of Zen.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Significance of the 北総門 (North Main Gate) in the Zen Experience at Jushoin Temple?
The 北総門, or north main gate, holds great significance in the Zen experience at Jushoin Temple. It serves as the starting and ending location for the meditation journey, providing a symbolic entrance and exit to the world of Zen philosophy and practice. The gate represents the transition from the outside world into the sacred space of the temple, where participants can enjoy the transformative power of meditation and connect with the teachings of Zen.
Can Children Participate in the Zen Experience at Jushoin Temple?
Children can participate in the Zen experience at Jushoin Temple. There are no age restrictions mentioned. It is a unique opportunity for them to enjoy Zen philosophy, meditation, and the spiritual practices of the temple.
Is There a Dress Code for the Zen Experience at Jushoin Temple?
There is no specific dress code for the Zen experience at Jushoin temple. The experience is accessible for children, allowing them to participate and enjoy the spiritual practices of Zen.
Is Photography Allowed During the Zen Experience at Jushoin Temple?
Photography restrictions are in place during the Zen experience at Jushoin Temple to maintain a serene atmosphere. Visitors are encouraged to fully enjoy the meditation techniques and teachings without distractions.
How Many People Can Participate in the Zen Experience at Jushoin Temple at Once?
The Zen experience at Jushoin Temple can accommodate a limited group size. To secure a spot, participants need to make a reservation. The reservation process allows individuals to ensure their place in the tranquil and enlightening Zen journey.
The Sum Up
Enjoy the tranquility and wisdom of Zen philosophy at the secluded Jushoin temple in Kyoto.
Led by Chief Priest Nishida, guests can experience focused zazen meditation, uncover the secrets of Zen philosophy, and learn about the deep connection between Zen and tea.
With the option to reserve now and pay later, this private and hidden temple experience offers a flexible and peaceful adventure in the heart of Kyoto.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enrich your mind and spirit in this transformative journey.