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Sunday Morning Zazen Meditation in a Zen Buddhist Monastery

by Mayumi
4:30h $ 63 per person


  • Practice of Zazan : sitting meditation at Sougen-ji temple
  • Well-maintained landscape garden

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63.00 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior


We meet at JR Okayama station by 7:00am and take bus to a local Buddhist temple, Sougen-ji. There you can practice Zazen : sitting meditation for about one hour.
After Zazen practice, you can take a walk in the traditional landscape garden of the temple.
★In case you are interested in Sougen-ji temple but do not need Zazen practice, private guiding is available on weekdays. Please contact me.

What to Expect

Zazen is the major spiritual discipline for Zen monks.
It is also helpful to common people for improving mental stability.
You can get a glimpse of Japanese Zen Buddhist tradition there.

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Mayumi Licensed Guide
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  • Practice of Zazan : sitting meditation at Sougen-ji temple
  • Well-maintained landscape garden


Only available on Sunday morning

Comfortable stretchy clothing to sit on the floor without moving for one hour.
Keep silence and follow the directions given during Zazen.
Please have respect and keep good manner when you visit Buddhist temples.

What‘s included
guide fee, your transportation fee, garden entrance fee
What‘s not included
food and drink
Meeting Point
JR Okayama station(East side, in front of Momotarou statue)
Ending Point
JR Okayama station
4:30 hours
Starting time
06:30 AM
Number of people
up to 3 people

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I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.