A temple stay, or shukubo in Japanese, will bring you close to Japan and its culture. The tranquillity and beautiful scenery, together with the spiritual environment, will create an unforgettable experience.
With no houses or buildings nearby, Taiyoji Temple's main hall built in the Edo period, has always offered temple lodgings. Even today there is no TV or cell/mobile phone reception. Instead you will hear the birds and the sound of the clear streams. Looking up from the outside bath, you will enjoy nature's blessings and a wonderful starry sky.
In this place, far removed from the 21th century yet conveniently close to Tokyo, you can let go of worldly affairs. "Learn from nature, let nature teach you;" this is the concept that has been taught in Zen for over 700 years and that we continue to teach at Taiyoji.
In the summer of 2010 national broadcaster NHK paid a visit and dedicated a TV programme to a Taiyoji temple stay as part of a series on much valued temples.
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