Temple experience

Zazen experience

Zazen is a basic training method in Zen Buddhism that involves sitting with correct posture, regulating your breathing, and calming your mind.At first, it may be difficult just to cross your legs, but as the process is carefully tailored to each participant, you will soon be able to concentrate.Experience the real thrill of Zen, where you gain awareness with a calm mind.

・Event date: Held at any time
・Location: Daitaiji Zendo
・Experience time: Approximately 1 hour (30 minute programs are also available for those with children)
・ Participation fee: 1000 yen

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Morning Service

This is a morning prayer held at the main hall.If you would like to participate, please inform the chief priest at check-in.Please consult with the chief priest regarding the starting time.

Evening bell ringing

You can experience the temple's evening bell ringing from 17pm.If you would like to participate, please inform the chief priest at check-in.

Buddha statue viewing tour

The Yakushi-do hall of Daitai-ji Temple has Buddhist statues from various eras, including the Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi, and Edo periods.While actually appreciating the Buddha statues, we will introduce you to the background behind the creation of each Buddha statue.If you would like to participate, please inform the chief priest at check-in.Please consult with the chief priest regarding the starting time.

・Event date: Held at any time
・Location: Yakushido (inside Daitaiji Temple)
・Experience time: 30 minutes ~
・ Participation fee: Free

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Sutra-copying experience

As the name suggests, sutra copying involves copying the sutras containing the teachings of Buddha.By carefully copying each letter, you can feel calm, relaxed, and improved concentration.Please experience the sutra copying that has been passed down since the Asuka period.

・Event date: Held at any time
・Location: Daitaiji main hall
・Experience time: 30 minutes ~
・Participation fee: 1000 yen (necessary items such as paper will be provided here)

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Morning porridge experience

As part of your temple meal, you will have breakfast porridge.Warm porridge is known to improve blood circulation and increase metabolism, making you healthy from the inside out.When eating, we will teach you how to eat in a way that is unique to Zen temples and allows you to strongly appreciate the life we ​​receive.

・Event date: Held at any time
・Location: Daitaiji main hall
・Experience time: Approximately 30 minutes
・Participation fee: 1500 yen (meal fee and trial instruction fee)

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zen sauna

A Zen sauna where you can sharpen your five senses and feel a sense of unity with nature.

・Date: Reservation required
・Location: Riverbed next to Taitaiji Temple
・Experience time: 2 hours
・Participation fee: 5,000 yen/person

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*Please note that the dates and capacity are limited depending on the temple's schedule, etc.

Ichigo hunting

You can also try your hand at strawberry picking at a nearby farm. (Please contact us as this may not be possible in some seasons)

・Date: Reservation required
・Location: Farm near Taitaiji Temple (10 minutes walk, 3 minutes by car)
・Experience time: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

The strawberry picking experience fee varies depending on the number of people.
・For 5 or less people: Total 7500 yen
・For 6 or more people: 7500 yen plus 1 yen for each additional person
*Even if there are 4 or fewer people, the total fee will be 7500 yen.
*If you would like to experience strawberry picking, please let us know when making your reservation for the lodging.