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Ori-ori Sanpai

Zazen and Japan’s Oldest Dry Landscape Garden [For Saihokai Members]

Zazen and Japan’s Oldest Dry Landscape Garden [For Saihokai Members]

Start the morning practicing zazen at this spot, where Prince Shotoku’s villa allegedly once stood about 1400 years ago.
Join a monk in slowly bringing your mind, breath, and body in order to attain a clear state of mind.
After the zazen session, we will visit the garden, which was built by the high priest Muso Kokushi and is considered not only the oldest dry landscape garden in Japan.


[Contents]
After practicing zazen in the main hall, you will be guided to the oldest dry landscape garden in Japan (usually closed to the public).

[Dates]
April : 1(Mon), 12(Fri), 21(Sun)
May : 16(Thu), 25(Sat)
June : 8(Sat), 19(Wed)
*Reception opens : 2 months before a desired date
*Deadline : 4 days before a desired date

[Start Time]
9:00 (Meet at 8:55 am)
[Required Time]
Approx. 60 min.
*After the program, you can stay until the closing time of the "Nichi-nichi Sanpai" without application.

[Qualified]
Saihokai members
*aged 13 or older at time of visit. Accompanying persons need not be members.
(About Membership)

[Quota]
5 people
[Admission fee]
10,000 yen
*Our system usage fee of 110 yen (tax included) will be charged per person per visit, aside from admission fee.
[Language]
Japanese
*Even if you don't understand Japanese, please feel free to join this program. We will provide you with a leaflet with English information.

[Important notes when reserving your visit]
-Please wear comfortable walking shoes as you will need to climb stone steps.
-Please refrain from taking pictures during the tour.
-Creation of your account is required for making a reservation.
-Personal data, such as names of each visitor, are required for making a reservation.
-The garden paths are not wheelchair accessible, as the temple grounds include steps and areas covered in gravel.

[Change/Cancellation]
The date and time of the visit cannot be changed. If you wish to change the date and time of your visit, please cancel your reservation and make a new one. Cancellations (including reduction in the number of participants) will be subject to the following cancellation fees.
Cancellation fees
(Up to 4 days before) Free of charge
(3 days before - 1 day before) 50%
(On the day of your visit) 100%
*The system usage fee(110 yen including tax per person) is not refundable regardless of the date of cancellation.