Updated: February 06, 2017
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4 Japanese Temples You Can Experience ZEN Meditation In English

Are you interested in Zen or do you meditate? Then, you don't have a choice not to experience Zen meditation at a temple in Japan. Also, you can experience Zen in English at these 4 temples. I'm sure it will be the valuable memory in Japan.

#1 Kenchoji 建長寺

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Kencyoji was built in Kamakura era. It means the oldest Zen temple. It is registered as the important cultural property.
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Zazen in English 2015

Need to apply in advance
http://www.kenchoji.com/?page_id=2141


Fee:1000yen plus 300yen for entrance fee(including tea)

Address: 8 Yamanouchi, Kamakura city, Kanagawa 247-0062

Phone:0467-22-0981

URL: http://www.kenchoji.com/

#2 Koun-ji 耕雲寺

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You need to send Email in advance.
http://kouunjizazenkai.web.fc2.com/engindex.htm


Fee: 400yen

Address: 7-12-22 Kinuta Setagaya-ku Tokyo 157-0073

Phone:03(3416)1735

URL: http://kouunji.or.jp/
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#3 Daihonzan Soji-ji 大本山總持寺

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Sojiji is a head temple of Soto Sect. It occupies a land area of approximately 500,000 square meters.
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Zazen-kai

Check the schedule:
http://sojiji.jp/zenen/sanpai/zazen-english.html

Fee: 500yen

Address: 2-1-1 Tsurumi Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama city Kanagawa 230-8686

Phone: 045-581-6086

URL:http://sojiji.jp/index.html

#4 Shunkoin 春光院

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Shunkoin was built in 1950 by Yoshiharu Horio who is a subordinate of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. It had connection with
Christianity.
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Meditation Class

You should check the schedule
http://www.shunkoin.com/direction.html


Fee: 2500yen

Address: 42 Myoshinji-Cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-Ku Kyoto 616-8035

Phone: 075-462-5488

URL: http://shunkoin.com/
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