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Private Viewing of an Exclusive temple & Meet with a Buddhism Monk

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What you can enjoy in this program

WAKJAPAN’s continuing close relationship with temples makes it possible for WAKJAPAN visitors to enter temples not normally open to the public. Away from a huge traffic of tourists, you can meet with one of the monks who can tell you about the temple over a bowl of Matcha tea and traditional sweets in a tranquil atmosphere. You can ask about the temple you visit, the religion (Buddhism) in general, etc. You can even ask about a typical day of a Monk.This course is for those who want to learn more than guidebook information. The temple visits normally takes 1 to 1.5 hours.

Please note that we may use a well-known temple taking sightseers, but we make sure that you will be treated special by taking you to a special part at the temple closed to the public or outside open hours, then offering you a chance to meet with a monk privately.


  1. Your attendant comes to your hotel lobby and depart together by taxi to the temple.
    The attendant introduces many things, basic information about Temples, Kyoto and Japan.
  2. Arrive at the temple and meet with a monk and enjoy the private tour of the temple and the garden with many interesting furniture, tools, etc. Then you can ask questions to the monk about his life in a temple, etc.
  3. Depending on your request, Zazen (zen meditation) and/or Talk on Zen Buddhism can be arranged in addition to general tour of temples.
  4. After about 1-1.5 hours, our attendant takes you to your accommodation.

The above is just an example of this plan. The content can be changed in accordance with the customer’s request.



Please allow 1-1.5 hours at the temple.


Please contact us about the charge by email. (The charge will be decided depending on the temple's availability on the day.)

Price includes the following:
1. Hire the temple for 1-1.5 hours
2 RT transfer between your hotel, the townhouse and shrine.
3. Interpreter (English - Japanese)

Cancellation charge:
**A cancellation fee will arise 100% at the point you make a reservation**


  • 1.Please enter necessary information and your request in the form.
  • 2.Once we receive your inquiry, we will respond within 48 hours.
  • 3.If we have availability, we will give you confirmation sheet by email.
  • 4.We will confirm your booking after charging the program fee on your credit card.

Please NOTE:

Your credit card will be charged once we confirm your purchase. If you change or cancel your booking request, charges may apply. Please contact us immediately.

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