Guided tour

Kyoto: 2.5 Hour Zen Meditation and Garden Tour at a Temple

Activity provider: MagicalTrip

Kyoto: 2.5 Hour Zen Meditation and Garden Tour at a Temple

Activity provider: MagicalTrip

From US$ 51.82 per person

Enjoy a guided meditation session with an experienced monk at a Kyoto temple. Afterwards, explore a traditional Japanese garden with a guide while learning about local culture and the meaning of zen.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about zen meditation from an experienced monk
  • Practice breathing methods and how to gain control of your mind
  • Feel the serenity of zen wash over you as you meditate
  • Explore an idyllic Japanese zen garden with a local guide
  • Learn about Tofukuji's history, culture, and Buddhism practices
Full description
Meet your guide at Tofukuji Station in Kyoto then head towards a nearby temple for your meditation session. Along the way, listen to information about the Japanese relationship with the concept of zen and the rules of zen meditation. Arrive at the temple and begin your session by learning the proper posture and breathing methods of meditation. Guided by an experience monk, have a go at zen meditation and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings. Begin to gain control over your state of mind and feel serenity wash over you. After your meditation, explore a Japanese garden to deepen your zen experience. Explore this idyllic landscape and learn about Tofukuji’s history, which dates back to the 1200s, as well as local culture and Buddhism. At the end of a magical experience, the tour concludes back at the station.
  • Zen meditation experience
  • Temple and garden admission fee
  • Japanese tea
  • Photos during the tour
  • Services of a local guide for 2.5 hours
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Tofukuji Station Exit 2, they will be holding a sign board that says "MagicalTrip".

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not suitable for children under 12 years old

Product ID: 385301