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Soto Zen Temples for Foreigners in Japan

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1-1, Teramachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken 850-0872

phone: +81(0)95-823-7211 fax: +81(0)95-823-7212
* Please inquire by email or fax.

Kotaiji Details
Resident PriestRev. Saito Hokan
Website kotaiji.net
E-mail kotaiji.international@gmail.com
AccessAir: Limousine bus from Nagasaki Airport to Shinchi bus stop. 10 mins by taxi.
Train 1: Nagasaki Electric Tramway (Nagasaki kidou dentetsu) tram from JR Nagasaki station. Alight at Kokaido tram stop. 10 mins walk. Or, alight at Shianbashi tram stop. 5 mins walk.
Train 2: 10 mins by taxi from JR Nagasaki station.
Language(s)Japanese, English, German, French
Meditation day Details
Meditation daySaturday
Time7:00pm-8:00pm (usual); newcomers: 6:00pm-8:00pm (includes explanation)
InstructorResident priest, others
OtherPlease confirm in advance, as a translator is not always available.
Meditation lecture dates Details
Meditation lecture datesDec 1-8, Feb 1-8
OtherPlease inquire.
Lecture Details
Sermon dayVariable
ContentBuddhist teachings
LecturerResident priest or other teachers
Accommodation (no. of beds)3
Accommodation fee (per night)¥2,000
  • Up to one week, depending on the temple's activities.
  • As a training temple, there are many rules to be followed throughout the day and night. The comportment of guests as well should be appropriate. Meals are generally simple vegetarian meals. However, on occasion, meat, seafood and the like, when received as an offering, are also served.
  • Please inquire more information.