【Hiroshima・City】"Tour of Aki"COOL HIROSHIMA "Zen Experience" by Rinzai Zen Buddhism Myōshin-ji School

【Hiroshima・City】"Tour of Aki"COOL HIROSHIMA "Zen Experience" by Rinzai Zen Buddhism Myōshin-ji School

Plan ID: 16858
Provided by:​ ​​ ​ネットマーケットジャパンコーポレーション株式会社

Price list

6,500Yen ~ (tax included)

Fee per participant
Hiroshima / Hiroshima and Miyajima
Japan Cultural Experience / Experience in training (zazen, waterfall, goddess)
  • Hand-held OK
  • Meal
  • Operation available - rain or shine
  • Children can join
  • Time required
    2-3 hours
  • Target age
    Age 12 ~
  • Number of people who can book
    4 to 10 people
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Description of plan

You will learn Zazen from the Myoshin-ji Temple School of the Rinzai sect, one of three Japanese religious sects.

You will learn how to meditate without any distractions.​ ​

“Zen” of Zenrin-ji means that to be completely free.
You will experience Zazen with Japanese who come here every week.
It is a small temple, but the most historical temple that held Zazen ceremony in Hiroshima.
※We will provide English translation and distribute an introduction book of Zazen.


The Zazen ceremony of Zenrin-ji has held more than 100 years, but it’s not too hard as you think.
You will sit and face to others, not the wall.
The temple is on the Peace Boulevard in the center of Hiroshima City. Because of the convenient location, everyone can visit easily.

Tour Steps​ ​

① From the leadership teaching, about the meaning of zen meditation, how to practice etc. Explanations.
②Read the chief priest’s sutra, then start Zazen.
③When the bell rings, all the lights in the room are put off, and the former part of Zazen starts.
④after a 10 minutes break, the Zazen will be continued.
⑤When the bell rings again, the Zazen finished. Everyone should bow three times.
⑥You can drink some tea, taste some Japanese tea cake, and communicate with the chief priest deeply.


Minimum number of people 4 people
Number of people who can book 4 to 10 people
Schedule The third Wednesday of every month​ ​
Start time 13: 15
※Please arrive at the meeting place 15 minutes before.
Reservation deadline Before 7 days

Access and map


広島市中区小町9-14「臨斎禅宗妙心寺派 禅林寺」

Assemble point

In front of the main hall of Rinzaizensyu-Myoushinjiha-ZENRINJI. 9-14, Komachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City

How to reach by car

From Hiroshima station, about 10 minutes (2.5km) by taxi

How to reach by train

From Shiyakusho-mae Station, walk about 7 minutes


From Hiroshima Station, ride on No.50 Bus, get off at Higashi-keisatushomae (east Police-Station) , then walk about 3 minutes.


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About price

Basic charge

Per participant 6,500yen Over 12-year-old -

* Above prices include all taxes.
* This is a basic fee.
* Prices may vary depending on the schedule, so please see the price list displayed after selecting the date.

Included in price Experience fee, instructions, sweets, tea, consumption tax

About payment / cancellation

About payment Payment in cash on the tour day or advance credit card payment required.
Payment method The ways assigned by operators.
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About cancellation fee The cancellation fee will be required in accordance with the policy below.
The day before:20%
On the day: 50%
The cancellation without prior notice: 100%

Advance preparation

Clothings and must-bring items Please visit as lightly‐equipped as possible.
※No Skirt.
About rental items No special requirements.

Facility information

Changing room Restroom shower
Parking Lot Locker

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  • Time required
    2-3 hours
  • Target age
    Age 12 ~
  • Number of people who can book
    4 to 10 people

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