Temple Experience At Kakurin-ji Temple

Experience the real monk's life at National Treasure "Kakurinji Temple" established over 1400 years ago. You may relax by practicing Zen meditation, Shakyo and Zazen

National Treasure Kakurinji Temple with a history of more than 1,400 years is located in Kakogawa City where is within 1 hour from Himeji Castle. A monk welcomes you who would like to experience the traditional Japanese experiences and gives you a guide. Please learn about the architecture and history of the temple. Also, please enjoy the tour of the treasure museum, which has many National important cultural properties.

After the tour, you can experience a part of Buddhist practice, Shakyo and Shabutsu, at the temple established over 1400 years ago and was designated as a national treasure. In Shakyo, your brain will be activated by carefully copying sutra one letter after another, while keeping your mind empty. In addition to Shakyo, you can try Shabutsu - copying the Buddhist images by hand. As anyone can easily try Shakyo, this plan is also recommended for a group with children.

Zazen is a fundamental method of training in Buddhism, in which you meditates sitting with correct posture. You can expect the relaxation effect by meditating with calm mind.

Experience flow: Meet at Kakurin-ji Temple → Shakyo/Shabutsu experience → Zazen experience → guiding you around the temple →Shojin Ryori (option)→ The tour ends


2 Working Days
3 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Experience timing: 10 am

Duration: 3 hours

What You Get

Temple Experience at Kakurin-ji Temple


  • Admission fee of Kakurin-ji Temple and Treasure museum
  • All neccesary utensils for experience, and socks
  • Personal expenses
  • Transport
  • Meals
Additional information:
  • This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants
  • The experience will be conducted in Japanese and basic English

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Kakurin-ji Temple

Joshin-in, 424, Kita-zaike, Kakogawacho, Kakogawa-shi, Hyogo-ken 675-0031

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