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Feb. 2017

“Feel the ZEN SPIRIT” Ascetic Training

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Teachings of Zen, the starting point of Japanese culture. Learn about the spirit of Zen Buddhism, practice Zen meditation, transcription of sutras, and other Zen practices at the pilgrims’ lodgings in Enryaku-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site on Mt. Hiei. Try the healthy shojin (vegetarian) meals that are an integral part of Zen.

▼Zen Meditation
1person :¥1,000 (before tax)
Reservation Only (A reservation cannot be made for the same day.)
Approx. 1Hour *Preliminary explanation takes around 20 minutes, and the actual experience lasts about 40 minutes.

▼Sutra Transcription
1person :¥1,000(before tax)
Approx. 90min. Transcribe the Hannya Sutra.

▼Shojin Cuisine
¥1,650~¥3,300 *Reservations should be made at least three days in advance.

*An additional Enryaku-ji Temple Pilgrimage fee is required.
Inquiry : Enryaku-ji Kaikan Hall, within Enryaku-ji Temple
(4220 Sakamoto Honmachi, Otsu City) 9:00~17:00 TEL:077-578-0047 URL:

【Access】JR Kosei Line to [Hieizan Sakamoto Station], or Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line to [Sakamoto Station].
Then take the Kojak Bus displaying [Sakamoto Cable-iki] to the bus stop [Cable Sakamoto-eki]. From there, take the cable car to the cable car stop [Enryakuji-eki], and walk about 10 minutes to the temple.