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Zen and History
Meditation at Shounji Temple

Immerse yourself in the serenity of Shounji Temple with our unique meditation experience combined with the ancient art of Sutra copying. Uncover the rich historical significance of this authentic Japanese practice as you engage in peaceful meditation and listen to the insightful teachings of the monks. (Japanese language) Join us for a transformative journey of self-discovery and cultural enlightenment at Shounji Temple – book your experience now!
● Half-day course
●Experience Zen meditation at the historic Shounji Temple
●Meditate your mind by copying sutras
●Take a look at things related to the Ura clan, who was the lord of the castle, such as the grave of Ura Munekatsu at Shounji Temple.
​● Have tea while listening to the chief priest
●Reservation from here is the best deal

About Tadanoumi

During the Heian period, this area was called "Nomi no Ura". In 1129, when TAIRA no Tadamori (TAIRA no Kiyomori's father) was selected as an envoy to hunt down pirates in Sanyo-do and Nankaido, this land was pacified by Tadamori. At this time, Tadamori divided his name into two, namely 'Tadanoumi' for the north shore and 'Mori' (Mori fishing port) for Omishima in the south. This is the origin of Tadanoumi. During the Kamakura period, this land was owned by the Kobayakawa clan, but at the end of the Kamakura period, it became the territory of the Ura clan, a branch family of the Kobayakawa clan. From the end of the Muromachi period to the Sengoku period, the Ura clan became the main force of the Kobayakawa Navy. The representative existence is Munekatsu Ura (Munekatsu Nomi). Munekatsu built Kagi Castle on this land as his base, and in 1581 he built Shounji Temple.


About the Course

Travel fee (per person)


Number of participants

1 to 6 people



scheduled time

Morning 10:00 - 12:00

Afternoon 14:00 - 16:00

Implementation date and time

every day



The meeting place

Shounji Temple

Reception deadline

the day before

Main sightseeing schedule

10:00 (14:00) Zazen experience at Shounji Temple
10:30 (14:30) Sutra copying experience
​11:00 (15:00) Talk with the chief priest and tea

*Advance reservations are required. Please apply one week before.

*It may not be available due to various circumstances.

**Includes insurance 

*Please wear appropriate clothings for hiking

■ If you would like to book, please contact us by phone or using the reservation form. We will check the itinerary and get back to you.

​■A reservation confirmation email and payment instructions will be sent to your email address.

■Reservation will be completed after confirmation of payment.

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