“Biennale Hill” Zazen Experience & Sculpture Viewing Tour

2 hours


Price: ¥ 2,700 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Yamaguchi / Yamaguchi

2 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


The “Ant Castle” stands on the hill of the UBE Biennale and is loved by citizens as a symbol of Ube, the City of Sculptures. In this program, participants can enjoy zazen meditation while gazing at the imposing figure of the sculpture. Art, which uplifts the spirit, and zazen, which pursues a state of nothingness.

At first glance, these two seem to be opposites, but both concentration and creation come from nothingness. Because there is nothing, there is something. The 360-degree view of nature awakens the sensation of being in such a state of mind. After zazen, take a walk around the 200 sculptures in the park with a guide’s commentary. You are sure to find your favorite one.

Experience Details

  • Zen meditation 30 minutes
  • Art appreciation (Kiwami Park) 60 minutes

Price Per Person

2,700 JPY/ person
※Price per person when participating with 4 people


Please gather directly at Biennale Hill. This program is an outdoor program with local assembly and disbandment. If the experience spans lunchtime, please pay 1,000 yen to the sculpture volunteer guide as a lunch fee.

Included in the fee

  • Zen meditation experience fee
  • Sculpture guide fee
  • English interpretation fee



Event Duration

About 2 hours

Program Availability

(Limited to days without memorial services or events. Inquiries required)


4 – 12 people

Application Deadline

14 days before the tour date

Agent Name

Liberta inc.


9:00Meet at Sourinji-Temple
9:00 – 9:30Zazen experience
9:30 – 10:30Art Appreciation
10:30End of experience

Cancellation Policy

■ Fees in case of cancellation on behalf of the customer

  • 15 days before the tour start date: 10%
  • 7 days before the tour start date: 50%
  • From the day before the tour start date: 100%.

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For more information about this experience program, We will coordinate with local suppliers on dates, prices, and details of the program. We will coordinate with local suppliers on dates, prices, and details of the program and provide the program to you.

Please contact us for more information. We look forward to providing you with a unique and immersive experience in the region!

For this experience program, please inquire with our company each time. We will coordinate with local suppliers to arrange the schedule, fees, and detailed content for you. Please start by contacting us.

Look forward to a unique, immersive local experience!

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