Guided tour

Kyoto: Zazen Meditation Experience at Kosho-ji Temple

Activity provider: LINKTIVITY Inc.

Kyoto: Zazen Meditation Experience at Kosho-ji Temple

Activity provider: LINKTIVITY Inc.

From US$ 11.24 per person

Visit the Kosho-ji Temple in Kyoto for a unique Zazen meditation experience and tour of the temple. Learn about the power of Zazen meditation alongside a local Buddhist teacher.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Escape your daily routine on a calming meditation experience in Kyoto
  • Get to know more about Kyoto’s historic Kosho-ji Temple on a guided tour
  • Follow along with a Buddhist teacher and listen to a sermon on Buddhism
  • Learn about the history of temple and how to appreciate Zazen meditation
  • Experience authentic Zazen meditation practices at real Zazen temple
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Enjoy a mini escape during a healing Zazen meditation experience at Kyoto’s Kosho-ji Temple, including a tour and Buddhism talk. Reconnect with yourself while learning how to appreciate Zazen meditation with a local Buddhist teacher in the same meditation hall used by the monks.

With about 14,000 temples, Soto Zen is one of the largest Japanese Buddhist organizations, and the Kosho-ji Temple is the oldest Soto Zen temple in Japan. As the first dojo (training monastery) of Soto, it is still recommended by ascetic monks.

During your experience, you’ll join the Zazen meditation at the so-do hall (a hall for meditation) where the monks stay. Connecting with your inner being and enjoying some peaceful time, you’ll learn about the power of Zazen meditation.

Whether you are a first-time visitor or are familiar with meditation, you’ll learn everything you need to know from a local Buddhist teacher, including how to practice and appreciate Zazen meditation properly. 

  • Zazen meditation experience
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Start your experience at the Kosho-ji Temple.

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What to bring

  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Tight clothing

Know before you go

  • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to participate in the Zazen meditation experience, but they can sit together with their parents or guardians who participate in the Zazen meditation experience for free

Product ID: 411746