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

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  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Meal included
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    12Age ~ 100 Age
  • Duration
    2~3 hours
Plan description

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.


About fees

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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 4 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 4~10
    Operating period The third Wednesday of every month​ ​
    Assembly time 13: 15
    ※Please arrive at the meeting place 15 minutes before.
    Booking deadline until 23:59 7 days before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items Please visit as lightly‐equipped as possible.
    ※No Skirt.
    About rental items nothing special

    Access - Map

    9-14 Komachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0041 "Rinzai Zen Buddhism Myoshinji School Zenrinji"
    Assembly point

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

    If you arrive by car

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

    If you arrive by train

    From Shiyakusho-mae Station,
    walk about 7 minutes

    If you arrive by other means of transportation

    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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