2020 Springtime Special Offer at Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple
[Notice] The changes due to COVID-19 for Cherry-blossom viewing at Taizo-in Temple(2020/03/07)
After considerable discussion, we will hold the cherry-blossom viewing at Taizoin Temple as scheduled; from Saturday 28th March to Sunday 12th April.

-Considering Parishioners supposed to visit Taizo-in Temple at this time.
-Guests who look forward to visiting cherry-blossom viewing every year.
-Those who visit cherry-blossom viewing as a meditation method.
As described above, the cherry-blossom viewing at Taizo-in Temple would like to hold as usual.

[The changes for preventing COVID-19 from spreading]

1.We would not hold "Guiding with walking around the temple "
2.Those who feel uncomfortable about gathering all the guests for Lunch/Dinner at the same place, Lunch can be taken in an open-air room and Dinner will be free to choose a place wherever you like except for inside of the Buddhist Hall. And both dishes will be served as a lunch box style (Bento style) just in case you want to bring home.
3.Staff wear masks to protect from COVID-19.
4.During the cherry-blossom viewing, we would like to offer guests to wash and disinfect your hands. The soaps or alcohol disinfection are prepared at the temple.

[Request for the guests]
・If you have a fever or anxiety about the physical condition, please refrain from visiting.
・Please wear masks and be clean for your hands as possible as you can while the cherry-blossom viewing.
Thank you for your consideration.

2020 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

Was 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 28 March – Sunday 12 April 2020
[Day Tour]11:30 am–1:00 pm *time changes depend on the day. Please check the calender below
[Night Illuminations Tour]5:30 pm–7:00 pm) *time changes depend on the day. Please check the calender below
*Night Illuminations Tour are conducted outside of normal opening hours and are guided.
Fee,Maximum capacity [Day Tour]5,000 yen(incl. tax and special admission fee)
[Night Illuminations Tour]8,500 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. 28(Sat.)
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 FINISHED
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 FINISHED
Mar. 29(Sun.)
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 FINISHED
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 FINISHED
Mar. 30(Mon.)
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 FINISHED
Mar. 31(Tue.)
    [Day Tour] ②13:00〜 FINISHED
Apr. 1(Wed.)
    [Day Tour] ①11:30〜 FINISHED
Apr. 2(Thu.)
Apr. 3(Fri.)
Apr. 4(Sat.)
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *[No Plan]
Apr. 5(Sun.)
    [Day Tour] ②13:00〜 >>Booking*Starting time is different
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ②19:00〜 >>Booking*Starting time is different
Apr. 6(Mon.)
    [Day Tour] ②13:00〜 >>Booking*Starting time is different
Apr. 7(Tue.)
Apr. 8(Wed.)
Apr. 9(Thu.)
Apr. 10(Fri.)
    [Day Tour] ②13:00〜 >>Booking*Starting time is different
Apr. 11(Sat.)
    [Day Tour] ②13:00〜 >>Booking*Starting time is different
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 *[No Plan]
Apr. 12(Sun.)
    [Night Illuminations Tour] ①17:30〜 >>Booking