2017 Springtime Special Offer at Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple

2017 Springtime 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 spring.
ポイント2 Zen Buddhist monk guides 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 a springlike 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. In addition to the various spring flowers, Taizo-in’s botanical garden consists of 5 dynamic weeping cherry trees.
This spring, Taizo-in is offering a special offer for you to explore the beauty of their weeping cherry trees and enjoy relaxing Zen cuisine experience in a private room inside their historical building.
Please enjoy a blissful moment looking at the weeping cherry tree in front of you.

  • 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 1 April – Sunday 16 April 2017
[Morning Tour]8:00 am – 9:30 am
[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)
*Both Morning Tour and Night Illuminations Tour are conducted outside of normal opening hours and are guided.
Fee,Maximum capacity [Morning Tour]3,500 yen(incl. tax and special admission fee)
[Day Tour]4,000 yen(incl. tax and special admission fee)
[Night Illuminations Tour]5,000 yen(incl. tax and special admission fee)
*Maximum capacity: 40 persons
Time required 90 minutes in total.
30 minutes for guided tour, and the rest is for your meal and your free time.
Notes
  • 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 ?

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*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.

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List of Dates

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Apr. 1
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out / ②13:00〜 *sold out
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>ended / ②19:00〜 >>ended
Apr. 2
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out / ②13:00〜 >>ended
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out / ②19:00〜 >>ended
Apr. 3
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>ended / ②19:00〜 >>ended
Apr. 4
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *Not be held / ②13:00〜 >>ended
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>ended / ②19:00〜 >>ended
Apr. 5
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *Not be held / ②19:00〜 *Not be held
Apr. 6
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out / ②13:00〜 >>ended
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out/ ②19:00〜 *sold out
Apr. 7
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>ended / ②19:00〜*sold out
Apr. 8
    [Morning Tour] 8:00〜 *sold out
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜*sold out / ②13:00〜 *sold out
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *Not be held / ②19:00〜 *Not be held
Apr. 9
    [Morning Tour] 8:00〜 *sold out
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out / ②13:00〜 *sold out
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out / ②19:00〜 *sold out
Apr. 10
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *To Be Determined / ②13:00〜*sold out
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out / ②19:00〜 >>Booking
Apr. 11
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out / ②13:00〜 *sold out
Apr. 12
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out/ ②13:00〜 >>Booking
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>Booking / ②19:00〜 *Not be held
Apr. 13
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out/ ②13:00〜 >>Booking
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>Booking/ ②19:00〜 *Not be held
Apr. 14
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out / ②13:00〜 >>Booking
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>Booking / ②19:00〜 *Not be held
Apr. 15
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>Booking / ②19:00〜 *Not be held
Apr. 16
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>Booking / ②19:00〜 *Not be held