A Deep Dive into Japanese Culture at Enman-in Monzeki Temple
Experience Japanese culture in a special space that overlooks a famous garden
Honzan Enman-in Temple
Enman-in Temple in Otsu, Shiga is a Monzeki Buddhist temple with over 1,000 years of history. Monzeki refers to temples of high standing that have been connected to the Imperial family since ancient times, and these are only 17 of these precious locations in the whole country. How would you like to experience various aspects of Japanese culture in a graceful space at a historic Buddhist temple?
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The vegetarian dinner was delicious and would recommend it to anyone who like me was skeptical of what vegetarian sashimi could be. The zazen experience was also eye opening if not a little chilly!
Meditating with the head (?) monk was an honor and a dream come true. The dinner and breakfast were fantastic too.
The food was outstanding! I did not expect a completely vegetarian dinner to taste so good. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The morning ceremony and meditation were a unique experience for me. I had a wonderful time!
I think the food was delicious.
The Buddhist priest here is very cordial, the chanting in the early morning & the experience of real meditation was enlightening.
- Name of facility
- Honzan Enman-in Temple
- Name of experience
- Relish Japanese Cultures
- 33 Onjojicho, Otsu City, Shiga
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Workshops: First group: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., second group: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
*The workshops require a reservation.
Open every day
*The tea ceremony workshop is only on Saturday
1 program: 2,450 yen, 2 programs: 4,600 yen
*Consult us for the kimono wearing fee
- Accepted payment methods
- JCB, VISA, Mastercard, DC, UFJ NICOS, American Express, Diners Club
- Number of guests accepted (groups)
- 2 to 30 people
- Telephone number
- Multi-language support
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)