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
Experience timing: 10 am
Duration: 3 hours
Temple Experience at Kakurin-ji Temple
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.
Joshin-in, 424, Kita-zaike, Kakogawacho, Kakogawa-shi, Hyogo-ken 675-0031