Kyoto Zen World(DAIJI-IN)

A True Zen Experience at Renowned Temples of Kyoto.

Zen is one part of Japanese culture that is well known around the world. Zen is the practice of finding insight to oneself to become a better self, especially for the benefit of others. This Zen-themed tour will take you to stay at one of the five renowned temples in Kyoto, usually closed to the public, where you can experience zazen (meditation) and sarei (tea manners) in tea ceremony.

The experience will be at one of the five temples, all subject to availability, but only one group is allowed per temple: Daijiin is a temple with a beautiful teahouse and amazing Karesansui (rock garden). Youmei-in is located near Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO world heritage site. Kaihou-ji is known for their hand-made monk food a delight to try. Shinnyo-ji has a beautiful Japanese garden, and Koun-ji has an exquisite Japanese pond garden with Higashiyama mountain in the background.

You may rediscover yourself through the special cultural experience of tradition in the temple with the monks. The unparalleled experience of Zen could also give you a better insight and understanding to Japanese values, cultures, and history.


DAIJI-IN

Daiji-in Temple was built in 1924, known for its team room “Ton-an” and rock garden “Karesansui”. A private tea experience can be enjoyed in the traditional team room, where

the monks will prepare and serve the tea to the guests. You will also be able to experience zazen, the basic practice of Zen, a seating meditation with proper posture. The monks will provide you with the guidance, for thecorrect way of zazen.

ITINERARIES & INFORMATIONS

Upon your request from 2017 (except designated day such as New Year holiday)
Day 1
Arrival at Kyoto
Around 13:30 Transfer to the Zen Temple
16:00 Zazen experience at the temple
16:30 Continue Zen experiences
18:00 Dinner to be catered from a Japanese restaurant from nearby temple.
Overnight at one of the five designated Zen Temples
Day 2
7:00 Free walking tour in the temple
8:00 Breakfast
9:30 Tea ceremony
11:00 Transfer to Kyoto station or Kyoto city hotel
MINIMUM BOOKING NUMBERS2 people
MAXIMUM BOOKING NUMBERS5 people
Age restriction13 years or older
PRICES Adult(s) : JPY 154,000

Price per person : JPY 154,000
Booking accepted until14 Days prior to the tour date
Meeting point and timeArrival at Zen temple at 17:00 at the latest
Precautions

Transfers to and from the Kyoto station included in the tour costs.

Booking numbers: from Two up to five

Tour costs per person (tax included): JPY 154,000 with dinner and breakfast/ JPY 130,000 without meals

(additional Participant: JPY 154,000 with dinner and breakfast / JPY130,000 without meals)

Meals: As above (Drinks excluded unless specified)

Guide: To be attended

Transportation: Transfers from and to the Kyoto station or Kyoto city hotel are included in the prices (car size subject to the numbers of the Participant)

Booking date: By 14 days prior to the service date

*15% service charges and tax to be added

Notes

1. 100% cancellation fee will be charged at the time of settlement.

2.The pick up and drop off place is limitted inside of the Kyoto city hotels or Kyoto station. As for other area like hotels around Kansai airport, Osaka city etc, Additional fee will be occurred

3. Please kindly inform us if you have special meal request

4. Your name as shown in your passport