What you'll do
One hour ride from Tokyo station, Kamakura is a favorite spot for tourists for its historic atmosphere, cultures and nature. We are offering various courses for visitors focusing on authenticity. This specific program is a shortened, light version of our long full day course for VIPs. The venue is a 600 hundred-year-old Zen temple, once visited by renowned novelists back in Meiji period. And now, NBA players, ambassadors and famous artists have visited here through our actions. This temple is not open to tourists but to us, the NPO mentioned above. The quiet temple and the moment with a real sword swinging in your arms will surely be your special memory. We offer you this short program at a special rate now, and we will raise it back at regular price soon. So we sincerely ask you to upload your feedback review. 1. From the gate of Engaku-ji, we will take you to the venue walking in the Engaku-ji premises. 2. A short course and member introduction. 3. Explanation of Zen and the posture. 4. Practicing the posture and deep breething. 5. Two session of Zen meditation. 6. Small tea break. Questionnaire and feedback time. The date can be scheduled on request. Please contact us.
I am hosting an NPO called ZIRITSU. I am into Zen and Iai-do, Japanese sword practices. I want to share the samurai spirit with you focusing on the authentic place, material and lecturer in Kamakura. I made a short 3.5-hour program of Zen meditation experience for you so that you can stroll the area before or after visiting us in the temple exclusively reserved for you. Zen influenced Swordsmanship, Tea ceremony, and even Flower Arrangement. Our Zen meditation lesson highly regards the Zen spirit. I hope you learn and enjoy this unique lesson. An excellent photo occasion as well.
About the organisation
ZIRITSU（Nonprofit Organization ZIRITSU)
NPO ZIRITSU works to provide better educational and career opportunities to Japanese orphans. Our mission is to support and encourage them to be respectfully independent. Your contribution will go towards helping Japanese orphans get educational and career opportunities, and allow them to participate in cultural experiences like this one.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to ZIRITSU（Nonprofit Organization ZIRITSU).
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Where you'll be
As you might have heard, Kamakura is a crowded tourist spot. But here in Kigen-in, the temple venue you can enjoy an old temple and its garden reserved only for you. This serene accord is the best and the exceptional experience I can offer you to share. Please come to enjoy with your friends or family.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 13 and up can attend.
A fee of 300 yen needed at the main gate. For a rental Kimono, it costs 3,500 Yen extra, and you have to go to an appointed shop beforehand. Let us know if interested.
Zen Meditation & Story in Old Temple