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EXCLUSIVE: ZEN Meditation Session at Authentic Temple.

Unique Experience

Kei S.

4.83(6) reviews
Kyoto
English
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 20 people

The guests are going to experience a ZEN meditation private session at Daitokuji-temple. The subtemple is not open for public, so this is an exclusive program only for the guests.The guests are going to learn some basics, such as posture, gravity and breathing etc. The aim of this program is to share the knowledge and wisdom of Buddhism in a relaxing atmosphere.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or Kyoto station.

At your accomodation or Kyoto-station.

Daitokuji zen temple: Daijiin-temple.

Daitokuji zen temple: Kotoin-temple.

Imamiya-shrine for snack at the oldest cafeteria in Japan.

Ending Point

Daitokuji-temple or nearby busstop.

What to Expect

EXCLUSIVE:You are going to experience a basic meditation session privately at an authentic Zen temple, which is not open for public. Meditation will help the participants to handle stress, emotions more effectively.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Private meditation session, guiding fee, Japanese tea and sweets etc.

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee, etc...

Important Information

★Please contact the guide before booking to confirm the availability.

Please wear appropriate, comfortable outfit. The guide is not responsible or liable for any damage incurred by the travelers in connection with the Tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Manav C.

Feb 13, 2020

Short but Nice Time

We were on Business Trip to Tokyo and had 1 day free in our schedule, so we planned to visit Kyoto on Shinkansen Train. As soon we reached the station, Kei was there to receive us on the Platform. He greeted us warmly and took us for a half day city tour of Kyoto wherein we visited Bamboo Forest, Nishiki Market, a couple of significant temples and also had Indian Lunch which was quite good. He has a great knowledge of Kyoto and explained us various things in a very good manner. I would recommend to go for him.

Kei S.

Hi Manav, Thank you for the nice review. I looked forward to the tour as I had been to India twice before and wanted to talk about your country. I hope your father and you enjoyed the tour. Kyoto is a religious city and has many attractions to offer. Please come back to our beautiful city with your family someday. With warm regards, Kei from Kyoto.

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Lana P.

Jan 20, 2020

Fantastic day and a half with Kei

Kei is an incredibly knowledgeable and attentive guide. He met us promptly at our hotel and customized the tour precisely to meet our needs. He maximized everything we saw and learned in the short time we had in Kyoto. His warm personality and kind demeanour made it a pleasure spending time with him. I would highly recommend Kei to anyone visiting Japan.

Kei S.

Hello, Lana-san. Thank you so much for the warm review. The itinerary we had on the two days were very efficient and enjoyable. I also found the conversation with your family stimulating and insightful. I hope your family liked our beautiful city and the tour. Thank you again! KEI from KYOTO. P.S. I enjoy being father very much too.

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Myeshia A.

Apr 17, 2019

Excellent Day with KEI!

I am so happy that we booked our first full day in Kyoto with KEI. This was a highlight for us. Kyoto has so much to offer. This city is defintly a contrast to Tokyo. Having KEI with us on the first day gave us the confidence to spend our 2nd day exploring the city on our own. He was absolutely the best. I highly recommend hiring KEI. Our time with him was similar to spending the day with a friend. I was traveling with my 15 year old nephew who at times was in that “teenage” zone. However, KEI was so understanding and patient with him. He would engage conversation with him in a fatherly way that was heartfelt and meant so much to me. KEI is also very organized. He met us in our lobby hotel to map out our route for the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered all questions about the sites, people, Kyoto and the Japanese culture. KEI also went out of his way to call various shops that might have anime or Dragon Ball Z merchandise for my nephew. He also helped me look for Japanese art work and a kimono. These efforts were in addition to our walking tour. I will always remember his kindness and willingness to offer his assistance outside of our original tour. Our time with KEI was everything I had hoped for and more. My nephew and I hated to say goodbye to KEI. He is an excellent, professional, and friendly guide who you and your family will enjoy.

Kei S.

Hi Myeshia, Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I did enjoy the tour for your group on the day very much. You were an elegant, intellectual and compassionate lady and it was fun to to be with you and your nephew, Kelab. I used to work as a teacher in my 20s so I like to be with teenagers. I understand that you are busy. It is considerate of you to take time and write a kind review. You have enjoyed one of the most beautiful cherry views in Kyoto on the day. As I told you cherry is an annual reminder to the Japanese that time is precious. I hope you enjoyed the visitation to KYOTO. Please say hi to Kelab for me. He is a good boy! KEI from KYOTO.

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Ed M.

Apr 4, 2019

Trip to Kyoto

He was terrific. Very knowledgeable re Kyoto and Japanese history and culture. Highly recommend!

Kei S.

Hi ED, Thank you so much for booking my tour and a good review. I hope you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. My friend a the temple, Seizan, said hello to Ellen and you. We look forward to meeting you again in LA. Also, thank you for the discussion on the Meiji restoration. You have reminded me to study the importance of history. Best regards, KEI from Kyoto.

$90/ per person

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