Shakyo Sutra Copying Experience at Temple in Tokyo

合計時間 : 1.5 hours

What To Expect

Despite being only half an hour away from bustling Shinjuku, this temple is surrounded by an abundance of greenery. It was built in the early 8th century to enshrine Jinja-Daioh, a god of water who is said to have helped bring together the founder's parents. Thanks to its romantic heritage, today the temple is known as a “matchmaking temple” where people's love-related wishes are granted.

Experience shakyo, a practice of hand-copying Buddhist sutras, and find peace of mind at a quiet temple surrounded by lush green in Chofu City, Tokyo. Shakyo has long been part of religious training for Buddhist monks, but it has recently become a popular means of meditation. In this 1.5-hour session, you can also try out simple sutra recitation, as well as listen to the head priest’s preach in addition to the shakyo experience. If you are looking to have a deeper cultural experience in Tokyo than simply visiting popular tourist attractions, this is a perfect choice!
*Normally Shakyo is practiced in the Seiza position (formal sitting position in Japan), but if you are not comfortable sitting on the heels, don't hesitate to ask for a stool.

I am the 91st generation head priest of a Tendai Buddhist temple with more than a millennium of history. My mission is to help people get familiar with the simple and peaceful teachings of Buddhism. At our temple, my wife and I are offering a variety of hands-on experiences, in which you can casually try out authentic Buddhist practices to appreciate traditional Japanese culture, such as "sutra copying" and "zen meditation". I am also a licensed instructor of Omotesenke School of Tea Ceremony.

Additional Info

・All children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
・Please make sure to always communicate through wasabijp. In order to protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the wasabijp website.
・If you feel unwell or are under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrival, you will not be able to join our experience.
・Please make sure to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you may not be able to join us, as the end time cannot be extended to make up for late arrivals.

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¥8,470