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Unfortunately we expected to learn something, however there is no english despite the english website. Instead you are provided with written instructions of the most basic type informing you to breath and count to 10. you may find this a bit disappointing if you planned...More
We visited this small temple to participate in a zazen meditation session the session was 1 hour, from 13:00-14:00. It cost 1000 yen per person.
The monk speaks only Japanese but they provide an English language brochure to explain what is going on. The session...More
We went for a session on shakyo writing on the last day of our visit. Was a very fulfilling and serene experience. After so much of food, touring, shopping, meeting people, the shakyo writing allowed for so much quiet and peace. My children were not...More
We visited this temple in connection with a tour offered by the Citadines Karasuma-Gojo. The temple itself is very pretty, but the main reason we went was for the 1-hour meditation session. The monk who led the session spoke only in Japanese, but they handed...More
Date of experience: November 2016
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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.