Zazen Meditation, Tofukuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine Tour

Half Day

  Kyoto

Half Day

Zazen Meditation, Tofukuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine Tour

  Kyoto

Learn the secrets of Zen meditation, visit a spectacular zen temple with beautiful gardens, and witness the famous 10,000 red tori gates of Fushimi Ina

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zazen mediation lesson with a Japanese Monk
  • Taking photos at the Fushimi Inari shrine
  • Soaking in the peaceful atmosphere of the Tofukuji temple gardens

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Zazen Meditation, Tofukuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine Tour

DAY 1 - Zazen Meditation, Tofukuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine Tour

Learn the secrets of Zen meditation and experience the ancient traditions of Japanese Buddhism firsthand. A Zen monk will guide you through the process of quieting your mind and relaxing your body to achieve a state of meditation known as Zazen. Afterwards, enjoy a soothing cup of traditional matcha green tea and seasonal Japanese confectionary before heading out on a short walk to the Tofukuji Zen Temple.

Tofukuji is one of the principal Zen temples in Kyoto and is renowned for its beautiful gardens. Visit the head priests former living quarters, known as the hojo, and visit the Tsutenkyo Bridge and Kaisando Hall. This hall serves as the mausoleum of the temple’s first head priest.

Finally, make your way to the Fushimi Inari shrine, famed for its tori gates. The shrine has over 10,000 bright red gates, forming a path leading up to the mountain behind the temple. The Fushimi Inari shrine was used in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha and is the perfect place for taking iconic Japanese photographs.

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