Zen Buddhism Experience near Hakone

Embark on a very special tour dedicated to the ways of Buddhism.

7 hours


  • Satoyama feeling while hiking
  • Breakfast and Zen meditation with a monk
  • Hidden Zen monastery


The tour is not available at the moment. 

Explore the unknown town of Minamiashigara, located near Hakone and Odawara.  Dive into Japanese Zen Buddhism. Have breakfast with a Zen monk. Get the chance to talk with him about his way of living. Walk through rural Japan and enjoy the picturesque landscape. Visit a hidden Zen monastery, and join the morning meditation. Relax in the warm water of a near hot spring spa.



Enjoy a short nature walk and discover the beauty and silence of rural Japan. Walk to the near Zen temple and experience Japanese Zen meditation and a short breakfast with the monk. Walk through the sacred cedar forest and enjoy the beautiful nature. Explore a hidden temple monastery and visit the different buildings together with your personal guide. Relax body and soul in the natural serene of the Japanese hot spring. Eat a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant.

Important information

Included in price

  • Meditation fee
  • Hot spring entrance ticket
  • Lunch
  • Bus fare
  • English or German- speaking guide
  • Insurance
  • Tax

Not included

  • Transportation to/from tour venue
  • Personal expense

Know before you book 

  • Cancellation: Up to 21 days prior the tour date cancellation is free of charge.
    For other cancellations Local Japan has to charge a cancellation fee based on the following terms:
    20-15 days prior the tour: 20% of tour fee
    14-8 days prior the tour: 30% of tour fee
    7-4 days prior the tour: 50% of tour fee
    3-0 days prior the tour: 100% of tour fee
  • Start of tour: 05:30 
  • Infants (0-4 years) are joining for free
  • Children (5-12 years) receive a 50% discount

What you need to bring

  • Raincoat or umbrella

Starting point

We can pick you up at a hotel in Minamiashigara area or at Daiyuzan Station.
Daiyuzan Station
Sekimoto, Minamiashigara, Kanagawa 250-0105

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