1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Tofukuji Temple

Kyoto: 2.5 Hour Zen Meditation and Garden Tour at a Temple

Product ID: 385301
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Enjoy a guided meditation session with an experienced monk at a Kyoto temple. Afterwards, explore a traditional Japanese garden with a guide while learning about local culture and the meaning of zen.
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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting time 12:30 PM
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  • Learn about zen meditation from an experienced monk
  • Practice breathing methods and how to gain control of your mind
  • Feel the serenity of zen wash over you as you meditate
  • Explore an idyllic Japanese zen garden with a local guide
  • Learn about Tofukuji's history, culture, and Buddhism practices
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Meet your guide at Tofukuji Station in Kyoto then head towards a nearby temple for your meditation session. Along the way, listen to information about the Japanese relationship with the concept of zen and the rules of zen meditation.

Arrive at the temple and begin your session by learning the proper posture and breathing methods of meditation. Guided by an experience monk, have a go at zen meditation and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings. Begin to gain control over your state of mind and feel serenity wash over you.

After your meditation, explore a Japanese garden to deepen your zen experience. Explore this idyllic landscape and learn about Tofukuji’s history, which dates back to the 1200s, as well as local culture and Buddhism. At the end of a magical experience, the tour concludes back at the station.
  • Zen meditation experience
  • Temple and garden admission fee
  • Japanese tea
  • Photos during the tour
  • Services of a local guide for 2.5 hours
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Tofukuji Station Exit 2, they will be holding a sign board that says "MagicalTrip".

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• This tour is not suitable for children under 12 years old

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Product ID: 385301