Takahama is the best place to give Zen meditation a try! The town has a long history with Zen and is the birthplace of Soyen Shaku, the famous Zen Buddhist Master who was the first to teach Zen to Westerners. The Abbot of Daijoji Temple welcomes anyone curious about Zen meditation, regardless of age, gender, or personal beliefs. He will introduce you to the basic principles of Zen and how to experience it yourself. Daijoji is a beautiful temple located on the outer edge of Takahama, next to the forest – the perfect location to feel at peace.

Activity Information

Practice Zazen (Zen meditation) in a Zen temple
Capacity 1-10 people
Duration 40 minutes
Operation hours Upon Request
(Morning session or afternoon session)
Business hours 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Closed day(s) During Obon Festival and New Year
Price Free
* Zazen experience
Address 31-3, Hiki, Takahama-cho Oi-gun, Fukui, 919-2383, Japan
Website http://daijoji.net/

Facility and Others

What to bring None
Free WiFi Not available
Smoking / Non-smoking Non-smoking area
Western toilet Yes
Parking There is a large parking lot
Pick up service Not available
Deadline of reservations We recommend booking a few days in advance (feel free to ask)