Zazen is silent meditation of Zen Buddhism and it is performed in sitting. This tour is to have an experience of Zazen at Eiheiji Zen Head Temple where it was founded by Zen Master Dogen who first taught Zen in Japan. The Temple has been filled with the bracing and serene atmosphere of Zen practitioners. Let’s try Zazen to see inside yourself and/or relax in the deep mountains during busy travelling.
JR Fukui Station
9:00 AM Fukui JR station
10:00 AM Eiheiji Zen Head Temple
11:00 AM Zazen - Experience of Meditation
13:30 PM Fukui JR station
JR Fukui Station
The formal practice of Zazen (meditation) provided by monks who have been practicing in Eiheji Zen Head Temple. Monks usually come from their own home temple and practice in Eiheiji for 3 to 5 years and after completion of the practice, they will go back to their home temple to run its temple.
tour guide fees
bus fare, admission fee and participation fee of meditation for customers and a guide.
a round trip bus fare from Fukui station/Eiheiji: 1,500 yen
admission fee: 500 yen
Zazen (meditation) experience fee: 500 yen
transportation fare for a guide to commute to the meeting place: 1,000 yen
booking notice has been changed
Eiheiji Zen Head Temple is built along the mountain with many stairs. Over 100 Monks have been practicing for 3 to 5 years in the temple. It is not allowed to take a picture of monks.
Yoshie was such a delight to be with! She had prepared for the tour with much care which really made things go smoothly. Additionally, she went out of her way to find answers to our questions so that we could follow up on our own using her research. Highly recommend her!
Hi Steve, thank you so much for your review. I was very pleased to take you around in Kanazawa and Echizen in Fukui. You two are so energetic and curious about things in every aspect which is amazing. Take very good care of yourself and come back to Japan again! Yoshie
Yoshie helped us in exploring Kanazawa for one day and a small villages an hour by train outside of Kanazawa including interesting crafts plus our participation. The combination of a city with wonderful parks, market, etc. with quiet village life was wonderful. Easily greatly recommended.
Hi Steve and Lesley, thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to take you around Kanazawa and Echizen for two days. I am very pleased that you enjoyed beautiful town of Kanazawa and a town of various handmade crafts. You two created a wonderful handmade washi paper on your own! It was amazing. Thank you again and take care. Yoshie
Yoshie is kind, knowledgeable and fun. Excellent English and really made the city come alive. Would recommend to anyone visiting Kanazawa, spend a morning with Yoshie-san!
Hi Duncan, thank you so much for the review. It was a lovely day to walk around the Kenrokuen Garden, spending good enough time. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed a formal tea ceremony experience in a tranquil tea house of Gyokusen-en. Thank you again! Yoshie
Yoshie was a true delight from the moment she met us from the train to when she dropped us back. Her knowledge is incredible and she planned the day so well. We fitted in everything she had suggested without feeling rushed and Yoshie made it so enjoyable. Thank you Yoshie.
Hi Louise, thank you so much for the review. It was fun to walk with you and your friends around Kanazawa. We also talked a lots during lunch time and as walking and I found it very interesting. Thank you again and take very good care of yourself! Yoshie