Have you been able to spend a relaxing time recently? Most of us must be busy and always pressed for time. But peace of mind is something required to live a good life, and regardless of the country or the era, people have always been after it.
In Buddhism, shakyo (sutra copying) has been conducted as a means of finding peace of mind since the old times. Shakyo means copying the sutra which Buddha taught. It is believed that preparing your body and mind for shakyo is connected to the heart of the teachings of Buddha, and it has provided many people with peace of mind.
Visiting crowded and famous touristic places is great too, but why not try shakyo at a cozy Zen temple surrounded by greenery? Straighten yourself, copy each word of the sutra on a paper. It heals your mind, and makes you feel relaxed. To cherish a calm and relaxing time by doing shakyo is a precious opportunity to look back on your wishes or your life.
The luxurious time to empty your mind and touch the heart of Buddha; it makes your mind and body refreshed!
Recommendation Points・You can touch the heart of Buddhism in a cozy Zen temple in Kyoto
・Not only shakyo but shabutsu experience, where you copy the image of Buddha, are conducted
・You can taste matcha and wagashi looking at the beautiful garden after the experience
Do take a look at the sutra and feel the heart of Buddha even if you cannot read kanji or do not know what it means.
Message from Staff
|Contents||Shakyo (Sutra copying)/ Shabutsu (Buddha image copying) experience|
|Duration||About 90min～2 hours|
Payment on the same day
|Cancellation fee||On the day: 100%|
When you cancell,please contact the temple by 5:00 P.M of the day before.
|Group||1 people~up to 20 people|
|Notes for children||About 6 years old～|
|Address||15-795 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, JAPAN 605-0981|
|Access||・8 min walk from JR Tofukuji Station on the Nara Line or Tofukuji Station on Keihan railway|
・City Bus no. 202, 207 or 208, get off at Tofukuji bus stop
|Notes||If you come to the temple by taxi, please come round to the east gate.|