UBE Biennial Sculpture Hill – Sorinji Temple Garden Zen meditation experience

2 hours


Price: ¥ 3,500 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Yamaguchi / Yamaguchi

2 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


Why not start your art tour with Zen meditation? At Souin-ji Temple, which is the eternal family temple of the Choshu domain and also the family temple of Hirotoshi Fukuhara, the feudal lord of Ube, you can experience authentic Zen meditation. The appeal lies not just in spending time sitting in meditation, but in confirming the correct posture and mental placement of Zen meditation. The mental changes you can feel through Zen meditation will also help you appreciate various arts you will encounter with new perspectives and feelings. The Ryushintei garden, the oldest garden in the prefecture and designated as a national scenic beauty spot, is also a highlight.

Experience Details

  • Zen meditation 20 minutes × 2 sessions
  • Zen meditation explanation 30 minutes
  • Garden viewing 20 minutes

Price Per Person

3,500 JPY/ person
※Price per person when participating with 4 people


Chairs are available for those who cannot sit in the seiza (kneeling) or agura (cross-legged) positions. Please notify us when making a reservation.

Included in the fee

  • Zen meditation experience fee
  • Garden viewing 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 – 9:40Zazen experience
9:40 – 10:10Zazen Explanation
10:10 – 10:30Garden viewing
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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