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Learn all about Zen Buddhism in Sogen-ji Temple

By Beauty of Japan
Price is ¥8,600per traveler*

Features

Free cancellation available
3h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Social distancing

Overview

  • Visit a unique temple like no other.
  • You can learn about the daily life of Zen monks.
  • Variety of experiences.
  • You have the opportunity to ask a Zen monk a questions.
  • This is a great way to learn more about Zen.

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Public transportation pick-up

Free Cancellation
3h
English

Live commentary in English. An assistant will pick you up at the hotel and proceed to the temple by public transportation.

Language options

language for Public transportation pick-up, offer 1

Starting time

startTime for Public transportation pick-up, offer 1
Price is ¥8,600 per ticket, price for 1 Traveler is ¥8,600
¥8,600

Total

Price is ¥8,600
* Select 3 travelers to get the lowest price of ¥3,200

Taxi pick-up and drop-off

Free Cancellation
3h
English

Live commentary in English. An assistant will pick you up at the hotel and proceed to the temple by taxi. And also, you will be dropped off to the hotel by taxi with an assistant after the experience.

Language options

language for Taxi pick-up and drop-off, offer 2

Starting time

startTime for Taxi pick-up and drop-off, offer 2
Price is ¥17,900 per ticket, price for 1 Traveler is ¥17,900
¥17,900

Total

Price is ¥17,900
* Select 3 travelers to get the lowest price of ¥6,000
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What's included, what's not

  • Tour of the temple
  • English speaking monks

Know Before You Book

  • Children under 10 years old
  • Regarding the donation to the temple-In Japan, as a gesture of gratitude to the monk, we pay a gratuity called “Ofuse” which is translated as “donation” in English. And, participants will need to pay the donation of JPY4,000 a participant to the temple for the charity, and also as an experience fee.

What you can expect

You get to visit the only temple in Japan that hosts many foreigners as practicing monks. Being able to interact and do activities with them without any language-barrier will allow you to truly learn about the daily life of a Zen Buddhist practitioner. This experience is for those looking to deepen their understanding of the religion in a very unique way.

At Sogenji you will get to partake in a wide variety of experiences, we will start with a tour of the temple and then you will get the chance to try Zazen which is a meditative discipline and the traditional Zen Buddhist way of seated meditation. You will also participate in the maintenance of the temple gardens and the hand-copying of ancient sutra texts.

All the while you will be able to interact with and ask questions of the monks.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Sogen-ji temple
  • Okayama Okayama 703-8271

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Okayama city
    • Okayama Okayama 700-0024

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