Zazen Meditation -- At Bessho Onsen's Historical Anraku-ji Temple
Anraku-ji Temple : 安楽寺
Attend a Zazen Meditation Session at Bessho Onsen’s Historical Anraku-Ji Temple.
Put aside your daily troubles and discover your innerself via an early morning zazen meditation session at Bessho Onsen's historical Anraku-ji Temple. Sessions offered by appointment.
Zazen meditation can be done any time, any place. But what makes doing zazen in Nagano unique is that the stillness of the countryside here lends itself perfectly to doing meditation. Plus, we have some rather unique zazen meditation sessions here for you to experience.
Anraku-ji's 8-sided pagoda is a national treasure, and provides a powerful backdrop to your zazen meditation session.
- Hours :
- Offered as needed 08:00-17:00 (-16:00 Nov thru Feb)
- Date(s) :
- Unavailable when ceremonies / services are scheduled.
- Cost / Price of Admission :
- 500 per person for zazen lesson.
- Time Required :
- 30 min-1 hour
- Reservations :
- Required(Required 5 days in advance by telephone. )
- # of Participants :
- Foreign Languages :
- (Zazen instruction in Japanese. Interpreter required.)
- Luggage Storage :
- Not Available
tel : +81(0)268-38-2062 fax : +81(0)268-38-2133 Official site
- By Train
- From Bessho Onsen Station(Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line), Walk up Route 82 to the west, (900m, 13 min)
- By Car
- From Ueda Sugadaira IC, Take Route 18 Bypass. After crossing the Chikuma River turn left on to Route 65 then left again on to Route 177 which turns into Route 82 in Bessho Onsen. (17.5m, 30 min)
- 2361 Bessho Onsen, Ueda 386-1431
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