Relax your mind, body, and soul with a one-of-a-kind temple experience and morning asagayu breakfast at Jofukuji Temple. Located near the famous stone-cobbled streets of the Higashichaya district, and nestled within the Utatsuyama Temple Area, learn about buddhist philosophies and experience absolute relaxation at this special Kanazawa temple.
Jofukuji Temple is found in the Utatsuyama Temple Area (卯辰山山麓寺院群) -- an area home to approximately 50 temples and shrines. You will also find a fantastic walking trail known as ‘Kokoro no Michi’ (Heartful Road) that weaves in between traditional houses, temples, and shrines -- which showcases Kanazawa’s impressive townscape. Utatsuyama is registered as a ‘Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings’.
Start the morning off learning about Jofukuji Temple, buddhist philosophies, and various temple rituals as taught by the head priest. Afterwards, enjoy a morning asagayu breakfast made especially for you by the temple.
Homemade ‘okayu’ rice porridge is the perfect way to start the day. Okayu has a variety of health benefits, including improving your blood circulation and being great for digestion. Enjoy this warm meal along with tsukemono pickles made using local Kanazawa vegetables, and a side dish served in beautifully crafted dishware used in actual buddhist rituals.
Relax your body and mind after breakfast. Depending on the date, the head priest will lead you through a mediation class or sutra transcription experience:
Meditation (Meisou): Learn about buddhist philosophies, the basics of meditation in a beautiful temple setting, and the benefits of incorporating meditation into your day-to-day life. After traveling throughout Japan, and sightseeing throughout Kanazawa, this is the perfect way to slow down and recharge your mind and body!
Sutra Transcription (Shakyo): Also known as shakyo, a form of brush meditation, experience buddhist teachings by copying a sutra using a traditional paint brush and sumi ink. No previous Japanese knowledge is necessary to trace these sutras, but your concentration will allow you to refresh physically and mentally!
* Please note that due to the temple’s daily schedule and availability, your experience will include either a Meditation OR Sutra Transcription activity.
You may also choose to make your very own omamori with the temple’s chief priest. Omamori are traditional Japanese amulets that provide good luck and fortune or protection -- make your own to take home! (Duration: 45 min. / 2,000 yen per person)
For a great souvenir, pick-up a Goshuin Book (Temple and Shrine Seal Book / 1,900 yen per book) and have it stamped with a special Jofukuji Temple seal (300 yen). These are traditional books and stamps that pilgrims would collect to record what temples they had visited, and as a show of their dedication.
4,000 yen / person（tax included）
Payment Method : By Credit Card
Payment and Cancellation Details
|Experience Duration||9:00-10:30（1.5 hours）|
Every Tuesday and Saturday morning
8/3(Sat), 8/6(Tues), 8/10(Sat), 8/20(Tues), 8/24(Sat), 8/27(Tues), 8/31(Sat)
9/7(Sat), 9/10(Tues), 9/14(Sat), 9/17(Tues), 9/28(Sat)
Starting Point (Location)
Finishing Point (Location)
|Jofukuji Temple:14-1 2-chome Higashiyama Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0831|
*Jofukuji Temple is not usually open to the general public, but is open for IN KANAZAWA HOUSE guests for this special experience.
|What's included in the price||Temple entrance fee, Morning asagayu breakfast, Temple ritual experience, Meditation or Sutra transcription experience, Items required for all experiences|
(Optional Add-Ons: Omamori = 2,000 yen / Temple and Shrine Seal Book = 1,900 yen / Shrine Seal = 300 yen)
|Items to bring||The following experiences will require guests to sit on floors: Morning asagayu breakfast, Meditation, Sutra transcription. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for sitting on temple floors. If guests require chairs to sit on during the experience, please contact our staff at least one (1) day in advance.|
|Minimum number of guests*||2|
|Maximum number of guests*||5|
*We accept reservations starting from one (1) guest. However, there is a minimum number of guests (per tour date) required for this tour/experience to take place. If this number is not reached, the tour/experience will unfortunately be cancelled. In this case, we will notify you via email two (2) days in advance.
*If the tour/experience has unfortunately been cancelled, guests who have made a booking via our official website will receive a full refund within 7 days. For guests who have made a booking via any other platform, please confirm the cancellation & refund policy as listed on the platform website.
*Please note that your group may be combined with another group.