Explore your spirit in a solemn setting—Temple and shrine sadhana experiences

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Explore your spirit in a solemn setting—Temple and shrine sadhana experiences

Tokyo is made up of not only urban facilities but also temples and shrines where monks live under strict discipline.
A number of these establishments accept general visitors to experience the customs and practices of sadhana. But regardless of the duration of your visit, everyone is expected to observe the rituals of the house of worship in all its solemnities.
Come face to face with each of the practices of sadhana, and explore your inner spirit.   

SHOJIN RYORI - Vegetarian religious cuisine- (Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple)

Delight in set meals that contain no fish or meat but are made only from fresh vegetables of the season. The menu suits even guests new to SHOJIN RYORI - Vegetarian religious cuisine-.

Buddhist cuisine (Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple)

Address

2177 Takaomachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo

Access

From Keio Line Takaosanguchi Station, Takao Tozan Cable to Takaosan Station (20-min. walk)

Charges

Takao-zen meal 3,800 yen / Tengu-zen meal 2,800 yen * Contents vary by season

Reservations

required
* All Japanese-style seating, but table and chairs available

Inquiries

042-661-1115

URL

http://www.takaosan.or.jp/english/syojin-ryori.html( External link ) (English)

ZAZEN - meditation and shakyo transcription - (Rinsen-ji Temple)

Zazen meditation and shakyo transcription (Rinsen-ji Temple)

Zazen seated meditation provides insight into your mind, and shakyo sutra transcription calms the soul. 

Address

4-7-2 Kohinata, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Access

2-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Myogadani Station

Charges

500 yen (zazen meditation voluntary)

Time

120 minutes

Days

First-time zazen meditation Wednesdays 18:30–, shakyo transcriptions only every 4th Saturday 16:00–

Inquiries

03-3943-0605

URL

http://rinsenji.net/( External link )(Japanese)

Waterfall purification and overnight stay (Musashimitake-jinja Shrine)

Guests experience rituals to cultivate the mind, including ascetic meditation under a waterfall, in a one-night two-day stay.

Waterfall purification and overnight stay (Musashimitake-jinja S

Address

176 Mitakesan, Ome-shi, Tokyo

Access

25min. walk from Mitakesan Station on Mitake Tozan Railways.

Charges

15,000 yen (including lodging, guidance, and material)

Time

One night, two days

Days

Twice a year in June and September; for healthy males and females aged 18–65

Inquiries

0428‐78‐8500

URL

http://musashimitakejinja.jp/( External link )  (Japanese)

 

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