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Zen meditation at SHUNKOIN (Kyoto) provided by H.I.S. CO., LTD.

Zen meditation at SHUNKOIN (Kyoto)

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Learn the practical aspects of Zen philosophy & meditation Mindfulness & meditation have great benefits for our hectic modern lives—let us be your guide in beginning your journey and help you look inside. Shunko-in Temple offers Zen meditation classes and temple tours in English. The American-educated vice abbot will lead you in the basics of Zen meditation, followed by a tour of the temple. If you find yourself in Kyoto or are planning on coming, please consider joining one of our courses.
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  • You'll start at
    Shunkoin Temple
    42 Hanazonomyōshinjichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8035, Japan
    SHUNKO-IN TEMPLE 42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035 JAPAN 京都府京都市右京区花園妙心寺町42 Google Maps link Phone: +81 75 -462-5488 (international) 075-462-5488 (domestic)
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    Shunko-in Temple
    Stop: 90 minutes
    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.
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  • You'll end at
    Shunkoin Temple
    42 Hanazonomyōshinjichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8035, Japan
    SHUNKO-IN TEMPLE 42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035 JAPAN 京都府京都市右京区花園妙心寺町42 Google Maps link Phone: +81 75 -462-5488 (international) 075-462-5488 (domestic)
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Shunkoin Temple, 42 Hanazonomyōshinjichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8035, Japan
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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We had three nights here great breakfast and the rooms were very clean and comfy and the STAFF ARE REALLY good an
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Printed Paper Ticket Required
  • Languages Offered: English
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