temple lodging (shukubo)

Relax and Meditate in Peace at These 4 Temple Lodgings in Japan

If you like traveling in Japan and prefer the atmosphere of a tranquil environment, then you should try staying at a temple which is known as “shukubo” lodging. It is an ideal option if you’ll be going on a pilgrimage or just wanting to tour around to get a better taste of the Buddhist or…

Up for Spiritual Waterfall Training? Then Check Out Shukubo Komadori Sanso!

To experience a real sanctuary in the seclusion of the mountains, try doing a pilgrim at Mount Mitake. The mountain is part of the mountainous terrain separating the city of Hiroshima from its northwest subdivisions. After the long travel, you can stay at a century-old mountain lodge Shukubo Komadori Sanso which offers a real-life experience…

Temple Stay at Kongo Sanmai-in Temple: A Perfect Place to Relax

If you are interested in getting in touch with your spiritual side in Japan, why don’t you head to Koyasan in Wakayama where you can find the Kongo sanmai-in Temple. japan-experience.com/ It is a temple built in the year 1223 by a widow named Hojo Masako. She was said to be the most influential and…

Japanese Accommodation for Budget Travellers

Japan offers an interesting form of accommodation, from cheap guesthouses to first class hotels, with almost everything in between. Although most options are more expensive than what you’d expect to pay in other Asian countries, you can still find some bargains. JNTO offices abroad and TIC offices in Tokyo and Kyoto stock some useful materials…

Spiritual Buddhist Monk Experience in Wakayama!

Buddhism is a large part of Japanese history, the customs and ideals of Buddhism capture the hearts of those visiting Japan. Temples are often a “must see” for people coming to Japan, but if you want a more immersive experience why not stay at a monastery and experience the daily life on a modern Buddhist…

Strange Accommodations You Will Only Find in Japan!

Japan offers various kinds of accommodations, from Western to Japanese types. They are available at different rates, from cheaper ones to expensive. If you have a holiday in foreign countries, maybe the typical accommodations that you can choose are normally limited to hotels, apartments or villas. In Japan, the are a lot more types of…

Zen Experience: Live like a Monk for a few days!

If it has been your 4th or 5th trip to Japan, business hotels get too clinical and ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) get too common. What is a seasoned traveller to do? One option that is getting popular is temple lodging, or shukubo, where you get to experience zen living for your stay in Japan. Mount…

How about sleeping in a Temple at Koya-San?

Always wanted to understand a bit of religion or spirituality in Japan? Well, probably the best way is to stay in a temple with the monks! It will definitely help you to understand and to learn more about the mystery of the religious atmosphere. In this article, we are recommending you to try a few…