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Hokoku-ji : Michelin's recommendations
The tranquility of the Zen temple of Hokoku-ji is enhanced by its isolated location, which spares it from the hordes of tourists. A teahouse as tiny as a dollhouse provides the ideal spot from which to look at the Buddha sculptures as well as the forest of 2 000 bamboos that lends this 14C sanctuary its particular charm. Here spiritual novices can be initiated into the discipline of zazen.
- Prices : 200 JPY
Opening hours :
- temple and dry garden 9am-4pm - meditation pavilion: Sun 7.30am-10.30am