Authentic Zen experience at the head temple of the Zen sect

Tone your mind and body
Authentic experience and space surrounded by numerous cultural assets and history

The ultimate wellbeing space and experience

Awareness of lifestyles and work styles, as well as values, have changed dramatically around the world.
As we apply ourselves to new lifestyles, have we left our “hearts” behind?
In addition to living and working in the city, there are opportunities to look at the richness of life for oneself in a natural environment,
and to experience the joy of living and working in a natural environment.
We want to value a lifestyle that balances mind and body and achieves health and wellbeing.
For such people, we offer a Zen lifestyle, a zazen experience, healthy meals, and a variety of other activities.
We offer a time and space to balance the body and mind in a natural setting.
For small to large groups of individuals, corporations, and groups who wish to spend time with friends.
We open our temples on a semi-custom basis.

Be immersed in the air of Zen and immerse yourself in the world of Zen

Zen Retreat" at Houkouji Temple, the head temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism,
which boasts 650 years of history and a magnificent site of 5,000 tsubo (8,000 square meters).
Accepts from a few to a maximum of 200 people.
The plan is to rent the Shukubo building (lodging/meeting rooms/dining hall/shugendo)
for a wide range of purposes such as conferences, camps, events, and training.
The ultimate once-in-a-lifetime experience" at the head temple of Zen Buddhism.


Various spaces and facilities are available at Hokoji Temple, including the main hall and conference rooms.

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Scenes of Use

The use of the space is diverse, including in-house training, meetings, holding seminars, MICE, etc.

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Houkouji Temple can be reached by car or public transportation.

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You can choose a tailor-made plan.

You can choose the plan that best suits your needs and the number of people in your group.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Meals are available for all plans.

Plan with accommodation (5-10 persons)


/ day /per person

Half board / Zazen experience included / Conference room rental
Other 8 Japanese-style rooms + 100-mat hall for private use
Plan with lodging (11 or more people)


/ day /per person

Half board / Zazen experience included / Conference room rental
Other 8 Japanese-style rooms + 100-mat hall for private use
Day use


/ day

The place to be used varies depending on the number of people using the room.
Please contact us for details.

Houkouji Temple is located in Hanama-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
It is the head temple of the Houkouji School of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism and is widely worshipped as the head temple of this sect.

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