2018 Springtime Special Offer at Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple

2018 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 A guide takes you inside 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3Traditional 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, reproduction)
  • 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 500 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 31 March – Sunday 15 April 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 are conducted outside of normal opening hours and are guided.
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 your 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. contact:yoyaku@onozomi.com

List of Dates

Pick a date from the list below and click a desired link to book.

Mar. 31
Apr. 1
Apr. 2
Apr. 3
Apr. 4
Apr. 5
Apr. 6
Apr. 7
    [Night Illuminations Tour] [No plans]
Apr. 8
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out / ②13:00〜 >>Booking
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out / ②19:00〜 *sold out
Apr. 9
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 *sold out / ②13:00〜 >>Booking
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out / ②19:00〜 >>Booking
Apr. 10
Apr. 11
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 >>Booking/ ②13:00〜 *sold out
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out / ②19:00〜 >>Booking
Apr. 12
Apr. 13
Apr. 14
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out / ②19:00〜 >>Booking
Apr. 15
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *sold out / ②19:00〜 >>Booking