2018 Autumn Special Offer at Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple

2018 Autumn Special Offer at Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple

*The payment is accepted by Japan issued credit card only. If you are reaching us from oversea please contact us directly->yoyaku@onozomi.com *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 17 November – Sunday 2 December 2018
[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]4500JPY(incl. tax and special admission fee)
[Night Illuminations Tour]5000JPY(incl. tax and special admission fee)
[Night Illuminations *Special Plan*]7000JPY(incl. tax and special admission fee)
*For selected date, 23-26 November, we offer Special Dinner of carefully selected matsutake mushroom and chestnuts.
*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 ?

You can purchase your ticket by a ticketing service “Peatix”.
You can easily click on the date listed below and it leads you to the booking website.

Please find the detailed introduction at Peatix website.


*What is "Peatix"?
*Payment of online booking for this event on Peatix 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.

*The number of lasted tickets may change in order to the total ticket quantity with Japanese booking site. Please contact directly if you want to know the availability.


List of Dates

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Nov. 28(wed)
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30- >>Booking / ②19:00- *Not be held
Nov. 29(thu)
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30- >>Booking / ②19:00- *not to be held
Nov. 30(fri)
    [Day Tour] ①11:30- *Not be held/ ②13:00- >>Booking
Dec. 1(sat)
    [Day Tour] ①11:30- *Not be held / ②13:00- *sold out
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30- *sold out / ②19:00->>Booking
Dec. 2(sun)
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30- *sold out / ②19:00->>Booking