Gyokusenji Temple 玉川寺

Gyokusenji Temple, established in 1251 by Ryozen Homyo, a disciple of Dogen (the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism), is affiliated with the Soto School of Zen Buddhism.
Renowned for its Zen garden, Gyokusenji’s garden has earned the distinction of being listed in the National Monuments of Scenic Beauty registry since 1982. You can also enjoy matcha green tea and Japanese sweets with a view of the garden.

Zazen classes are held on the 8th of each month at 7:00 pm and the 4th Sunday of the month at 7:00 am (800 yen at night, 1,500 yen in the morning; advance reservations required).

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