Spiritual retreats in Japan

  • Published on : 06/06/2020
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Experience a spiritual retreat in Japan

Experience a spiritual retreat in Japan

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Learn to Meditate During Your Japan Trip

Far from the religious approach, Zen Buddhism is attracting more and more people concerned about their well-being. Particularly in Japan, where zazen meditation is now taught in several temples across the country. Here are our tips on places accessible to overseas visitors for those who want to discover the art of Zen.

A retreat in the mountains at Chokai-san International Zendo (Akita)

Located at the foot of Mount Chokai, Chokai-san Internation al Zendo will introduce you to the path of Zen Soto, the first form of Zen Buddhism imported to Japan in the thirteenth century.

Through various indoor and mountain meditation courses, sutra recitations, and manual work, participate in the life of this community of monks in the north of the country.

Summit of Mount Chokai

Summit of Mount Chôkai used by hikers

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Koyasan is one of the most popular spiritual retreat destinations in Japan

Koyasan is one of the most popular spiritual retreat destinations in Japan

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Shunkoin Temple is one of the most complete retreats in Kansai

Shunkoin Temple is one of the most complete retreats in Kansai

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A stay with the monks of Shogan-ji (Oita)

In the heart of the island of Kyushu, the Shogan-ji temple regularly welcomes overseas visitors wishing to discover the benefits of Zen. In the form of a family stay rather than a real retreat, the monk Jiho Kongo offers yoga lessons, meditation, calligraphy, and even initiation to monastic cuisine for small groups of guests (no more than 8 people per retreat).

Enjoy onsen with a cool spirit

Enjoy the onsen with a cool mind

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Travel with Japan Experience and follow in the footsteps of Japanese Zen

Travel with Japan Experience and follow in the footsteps of Japanese Zen

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