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【Hiroshima・Miyajima】Exploring Aki: Zazen meditation and Shabutsu (Buddha painting) experience at Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in

Etc. included in the price
  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    6Age ~ 100 Age
  • Duration
    2~3 hours
Plan description

Daisho-in is the oldest temple of Aki where you will learn about Zazen meditation and experience Buddha paintings.
Through Zazen meditation you can concentrate your mind, drive away evils and find your inner calm and by tracing a picture of Buddha you can express your gratitude and dedication to the God.
Escape the everyday and enjoy new experiences.
※We provide English translation.

Meaning of Zen

Zazen is a seated meditation that is typically the primary practice of the Zen Buddhist tradition.

By sitting you can integrate your body and mind and find your inner calm.​ ​

It may be hard to sit straight for a long time and please note that you may be reminded if you do not keep your posture.

These warnings are done as an encouragement to ensure successful meditation experience.

About shabutsu

Shabutsu is an activity of tracing a picture of Buddha.

You will copy Buddha images using a writing brush and this challenge is achievable to most.

Feel free to join this opportunity to experience Japanese culture by creating your own Buddha picture even if you cannot write Chinese characters.

Tour steps​ ​

Zazen experience (1 hour) Photographing Buddha experience (1 hour) ★ Order of copying Buddha ★ ① Align the paper with the model ② Carefully trace the figure of the Buddha with a brush while keeping in mind that your request will come true ③ Completed treasure Let's dedicate to and burn incense


About fees

Basic fee

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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 2~20
    Operating period Everyday ※Not available if other events held.
    Assembly time Please be at 15 minutes prior to your booking time.
    Booking deadline until 23:59 3 days before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items nothing special
    About rental items nothing special

    Other notifications Facility information of Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in

    Access - Map

    210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0592 Miyajima Misen Omotoyama "Daishoin"
    Assembly point

    Temple Reception​ ​
    Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in
    210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi city, Hiroshima 739-0592

    If you arrive by car

    Parking space is available within the precincts of the temple (space is limited)

    If you arrive by train

    Walk to Miyajimaguchi Pier (About 6 minutes from JR Miyajimaguchi station). Take JR Miyajima sea liner or Miyajima Matsu-tourist ferry bound for Miyajima.

    About 30-minute walk from Miyajima pier.

    If you arrive by other means of transportation

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