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Diet Helper Japan

#55 of 119 Tours in Kyoto
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Zen Meditation and Food Tour at Daiyouin Temple in Kyoto Experience the practice of Zen meditation at Daiouin Temple followed by a traditional Japanese meal of shidashi. Guests will begin the tour by viewing the beautiful zen gardens at the adjacent...more
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| Meeting Place: JR Hanazono Station, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

I have been to Kyoto many times but this I felt the Japanese culture the most. We had Shidashi lunch in Zen room where has beautiful Japanese garden view. Shidashi lunchi is kind of Japanese full course lunch in a Bento box. Zen meditiation, full...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Zen meditation was first time for me, but could have very relax time. it's very valuable experience. Shidashi lunch and sake was very good! I want to visit again the temple

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We started the morning viewing the cherry blossoms at Myonshinji temple, an ancient temple complex with spectacular architectural features. The meticulous attention to detail made me feel as if I were in a heavenly work of art. The gardens were beautifully curated and fresh to...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This tour included an information tour around the temple grounds with a very capable and knowledgeable interpreter, a wonderful zazen meditation experience with a very calm, happy and welcoming monk, a beautifully prepared traditional Japanese lunch box - in 'Shidashi' style (an old style of...More

Thank Michaela R
Diethelperjapan, Owner at Diet Helper Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Michaela, It was such a pleasure meeting you and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour! We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! All the best, Chisayo

Reviewed 8 April 2017

I was very glad that I joined this tour. It included visiting Japanese style garden inside Myoshinji temple (one of the biggest, oldest and most beautiful Buddhist temple in Kyoto), Zen meditating with the instruction by the monk, having Shidashi bento (vegetarian foods inside, you...More

Thank Thuy N
Diethelperjapan, Owner at Diet Helper Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Thuy, Thank you so much for joining our tour! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed it! Have a great stay in Japan! Chisayo

Reviewed 7 April 2017

If you are looking for a unique way of discovering Kyoto besides the other usual tours visiting temples or Shijo for shopping where thousands of visitors are gathering in crowds, I strongly recommend this "mindful" tour to you. Besides visiting places, learning something precious to...More

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Diethelperjapan, オーナー at Diet Helper Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you very much and I am very glad to you enjoyed the tour! We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! All the best,

Reviewed 7 April 2017

We started with a very informative guide of the temple complex, visited a temple garden, and then had an introduction to zazen meditation from an experienced monk in his temple. We then practiced zazen looking out to another really beautiful garden, and finished with an...More

Thank Perry T
Diethelperjapan, オーナー at Diet Helper Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Thank you for participating in our tour. I’m very glad to hear of your comment. I want you to have these traditional culture experiences through DietHelper tour, zen and shidashi. We would like to make enjoiable tour with reference to valuable opinion.

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