IROHA NIHON -Experience the Soul of Japan-

The project aims to reacquaint people with the value of Japanese culture and foster an understanding of Japan and appreciation of cultural properties, through a variety of programs for guests who stay at temples that are normally closed to the public. A portion of the program fees will be used to preserve cultural properties, to help ensure that Japanese culture is preserved and passed on to future generations. The first program will focus on Zen Buddhism, an important element of Japanese culture, and will include zazen meditation, chanting of sutras, and a tea ceremony.

Host organization The Nippon Foundation
Co-host organization NPO Kyoto Culture Association
Cooperative organizations Hyatt Regency Kyoto, Kyoto National Museum,
Kaihouji temple,Kouunji temple, Shinnyoji temple, Daijiin temple, Youmeiin temple
[ Zen ]  
Kaihouji temple: 20 Momoyama-cho Masamune, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto city
A temple of Obaku Zen Bhddhism.
Kouunji temple: 59 Nanzenji Kitanobou-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city A sub temple of Nanzenji temple, the head temple of Nanzenji sect of the Rinzai Zen Buddhism.
Shinnyoji temple: 61 Toujiin Kita-cho, Kita-ku Kyoto city
A sub temple of Shokokuji temple, the head temple of Shokokuji sect of the Rinzai Zen Buddhism.
Daijiin temple: 4-1 Murasakino Daitokuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto city
A sub temple of Daitokuji temple, the head temple of Daitokuji sect of the Rinzai Zen Buddhism.
Youmeiin temple: 60 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto city
A sub temple of Tenryuji temple, the head temple of Tenryuji sect of the Rinzai Zen Buddhism.

Contact Information:

The Nippon Foundation

email : cc@ps.nippon-foundation.or.jp

[Note1]
These are no-smoking programs. Guests will not be able to have smoke during the entire program. Therefore guests only who can follow this are applicable to the program.
[Note2]
If there is some event in the temple on the day you reserved, programs may not be conducted. In case we cannot offer you an alternative plans and you cannot participate in Zen experience, your will be refunded the fee. We appreciate your understanding.
[Note3]
To participate this program, all guests need to follow the Terms and Conditions For Accommodation that Kyoto Culture Association provides.