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Zen meditation at SHUNKOIN (Kyoto)

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Stop At: Shunko-in Temple, 42 Hanazonomyoshinjicho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8035 Kyoto Prefecture

Shunkoin Temple possesses many important artistic and cultural properties related to Zen Buddhism, and also has a deep connection with Shinto and Christianity.

Shunkoin Temple is located inside of Myoshinji Temple (the Myoshinji temple complex) and was established in 1590 by Horio Yoshiharu, a feudal load in the 16th century.

The temple houses the historic artifacts, like the screen paintings by Kano Eigaku and the Bell of Nanbanji Church, which is one of the oldest Christian bell in Japan.

In the early and mid-20th century, Shunkoin Temple became the important place for the modern Buddhism. Rev. Kozan Kawakami, who was the head priest, created the index for Tripitaka. His work has contributed to the archaeological researches of Buddhism. During that period, a Zen and Kyoto School philosopher, Shin-ichi Hisamatsu resided here and lead his tea practices. D.T. Suzuki was a frequent visitor of the temple and discussed Zen Buddhism with Dr. Hisamatsu.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Departure Point
Shunkoin Temple, 42 Hanazonomyōshinjichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8035, Japan
Departure Time
9:30 AM
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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