Rare oppotunity to learn about Zazen at quiet temple.
Tasting Matcha and sweet in Zen style at the temple.
Small group creates quiet cozy atmosphere
Access to the spot where might be difficult to go
You will taste Wazuka's Matcha and tea with Zazen master.
What's included, what's not
Transfer from JR Kizu station to Wazuka , and Wazuka back to Kizu station
Live guided tour in English
Matcha and sweets and seasonal tea blend
Admission fee for the temple
Lunch or Dinner
Know Before You Book
Maximum group size is 3 people
Please wear comfortable clothes for sitting on Tatami matress
Meal is not included in this tour. Please eat before or after
Tour starts from Jr.Kizu station and end at Jr.Kizu station
What you can expect
Oppotunity to visit beautiful village in Kyoto where known as Tea Utopia, and experience various type of teas at quiet zen temple in small group.
Meet your guide at JR Kizu station and travel along the Kizu river toward Wazuka town. On the way to Wazuka, you will enjoy the scenic view of Ishitera Tea Plantations where is the most famous spot in Wazuka. You will continue sight seeing tea fields guided in English about Town's tea history. We also actually go inside the tea fields and touch and smell fresh tea leaves. After that, you will visit Zen temple to get to feel how tea is introduced to Japan with quiet Zen mind.
At the small local zen temple, you will go inside the temple and your guide (yoga instructor) will demonstrait how traditional Japanese Zazen (seated meditation) is practiced. You will be served your choice of Wazuka's unique blend tea such as Mixed herb tea or Kombucha(fermented tea drink) as well as traditional Matcha green tea with sweet. If you are lucky, you might meet residence monk at the temple and having tea time together. Please be advised that priest is not always available due to his service for the community work.
Before returning to the Kizu, you will stop by the Wazuka cha cafe where all sorts of teas you can shop to bring home with you.
9:00am pick up at Kizu station
9:40am arrive at Wazuka , pass through Ishitera Tea Plantaion and stop by Shoho-ji Temple
10:40am arrive at Seisyo-ji Temple tea and Zen experience
11:40-45am to Wazuka-cha Cafe 30min free time to shop or have tea at cafe
12:15pm Leave Wazuka to back to Kizu.
1:00pm pick up at Kizu Station.
1:40pm arrive at Wazuka , pass through Ishitera Tea Plantaion and stop by Shoho-ji Temple
2:40pm arrive at Seisyo-ji Temple, tea and Zen experience
3:40-45pm to Wazuka-cha Cafe 30min free time to shop or have tea at cafe
4:15pm Leave Wazuka to back to Kizu
**please select your booking on AM or PM time
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