2017 Autumn Special Offer at Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple

2017 Autumn Special Offer at Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple

* Oral guide is available only in Japanese; however, tour is supplemented by English itinerary, menu and brochure highlighting the attractions of Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple.

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Tour Highlights

Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple
ポイント1 Japanese Pond Garden, Yokoen gets layered with vibrant colours in autumn.
ポイント2 Guided tour in and around 400-year-old Private Buddha Hall and Zen Garden.
zen garden
vegetarian cuisine originally derived from the dietry restrictions of Buddhist monks
ポイント3Michelin-starred Traditional Zen Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine Experience in an autumnal setting.

About Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple

Listed in the Michelin Green Guide Japon

Taizo-in Buddhist Temple is one of the 46 sub-temples situated in Japan’s largest Zen temple complex,Myoshin-ji in northwestern Kyoto. Visitors can enjoy Hyonenzu, known as the oldest water-ink painting in Japan and explore their spectacular Japanese Pond Garden, Yoko-en which Taizo-in is famous for.
This autumn, Taizo-in is offering a special offer for you to explore the beauty of their autumn foliage and enjoy relaxing Zen cuisine experience in a private room inside their historical building.

  • Hyonenzu
    Hyonenzu “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd” (Ink Painting, National Treasure)
  • Daikyuan
    Daikyuan is located inside Yoko-en Botanical Garden, where visitors can enjoy its unique landscape.
  • Motonobu no Niwa (dry landscape garden)
    Motonobu no Niwa (dry landscape garden)designed about 450 years ago.

Tour information

Venue Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple Official website
(35, Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035, JAPAN)
Public Transport Taizo-in is within walking distance of JR Hanazono station (the 4th stop from Kyoto station), Myoshinji-mae bus stop and Myoshinji Kitamon-bus stop.
Dates Saturday 18 November – Sunday 3 December 2017
[Day Tour(1)]11:30 am – 1:00 pm/[Day Tour(2)]1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
[Night Illuminations Tour(1)]5:30 pm – 7:00 pm/[Night Illuminations Tour(2)]7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (gate closes)
*Night Illuminations Tour is guided and conducted outside of normal opening hours.
Fee, Maximum capacity [Day Tour]4,500 yen(incl. tax and special admission fee)
[Night Illuminations Tour]5,000 yen(incl. tax and special admission fee)
*Maximum capacity: 35 persons
Time required 90 minutes in total.
30 minutes for guided tour, and the rest is for your meal and free time.
  • Guided tour begins punctually and will not be repeated for late-comers.
  • There is no discounts for children.
  • No pets allowed on site.
  • You may take photos anywhere onsite, but the use of tripods is prohibited.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited on site.
  • Tables and chairs are provided for meals.
  • You need to take off your shoes twice while on tour.

How to make a booking ?

Reservation and payment can be made by September 1 through PassMarket web ticket site.

*Payment of online booking for this event on PassMarket is accepted by credit card only.
*Once booking is made, fees will not be refunded in case of cancellation. Please check the date carefully and enter the correct number of participants when making your reservation.