Shōganji Zen Retreat

Experience authentic Zen temple life in rural Japan

Book Your Stay

Japan has officially reopened fully to foreign tourism as of October 2022.

all inclusive rate ¥9,700 (Japanese yen) per night / per guest
includes 2 meals, meditation practice, and most on-site activities.

Request and reserve your preferred dates now:
ShoganjiZenRetreat
@zenretreat

Please read this entire page carefully before booking your stay. We also recommend you familiarize yourself with the entire website. Most topics and common questions are covered somewhere within the website. This helps us a lot! Thank you!

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Rates

¥9,700
per night / per person / 2 delicious meals a day included
(Convert Y9700 to other popular currencies using these links: $USD  $AUD  EURO   $CDN)

Use our convenient payment chart to determine the total cost, deposit amount. and the balance due, based on the number of nights stay.

Minimum 5 night stay. Maximum 30 night stay.
Rates include food, lodging, and all on-site activities!

Prices noted are exact. There are no additional fees or taxes.

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How To Book A Stay

  1. Ask us about your preferred dates at shoganjizenretreat@gmail.com or by contacting Pierre on Facebook.
  2. Complete the Guest Application Questionnaire below including your pre-approved dates. This can either be copied and pasted into an email or typed out in any format and sent to us at shoganjizenretreat@gmail.com.
  3. Deposit payment to confirm your stay of Y1200 per night.  Pay Your Deposit Here. Be sure to select the correct number of nights once you have entered the PayPal system. Use our convenient payment chart to determine the total cost, deposit amount. and the balance due, based on the number of nights stay.

Once Your Stay is Confirmed please read and print the following page:  Arrival Day at the Retreat.  It is also a good idea to read: Guest Orientation. The balance due should be paid directly to the retreat in cash, in person, at the time of your stay. Please do not pay it in advance. Use our convenient payment chart to determine the deposit amount based on the number of nights stay.

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Guest Application Questionnaire

Complete the application below for each guest or family.
Please email us the completed questionnaire at shoganjizenretreat@gmail.com.
We will get back to you, usually within 24 hours, and confirm your stay.
We reserve the right to refuse any applicant.

Guest Name(s):
Address:
Country of Residence:
Nationality (passport/citizenship):
Passport number(s):
Telephone number(s) (at home, intl cellphone, or in Japan):
Age:
Gender:
Occupation:
Interests:
Languages spoken:
Previous Experience with Buddhism or Meditation (not required):
Personal expectations from your stay (not required):
Duration of Stay: 00 nights
Preferred dates of stay: checkin date:           Checkout date:
Dietary restrictions or preferences:
Health Issues/Medical Conditions:
Emergency Contact:

Click Here to Pay Your Deposit.

Use our convenient payment chart to determine the total cost, deposit amount. and the balance due, based on the number of nights stay.

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Essential Booking Information

  • 5 night minimum stay requirement for all guests.  *
  • 30-night maximum stay.  Longer stays considered upon request. *
  • OFF-Site Activities are optional and may involve additional cost.  *
  • Payments of balance are generally made in cash once at the retreat.  *
  • Rates shown are for ONE GUEST, not one room. There is no reduction in cost if you choose to share a room. *

* For additional explanation of these points see our FAQ section.

Rooms are always private in the sense that we never put strangers together in the same room. Although you do have the option to share a room with your travel companion(s) if you choose. Bathrooms are shared, however.

Seasonal Considerations are discussed at the bottom of this page.  Be aware of these before you book!

Travel VISA Assistance?  Citizens of certain countries may need a formal invitation and other assistance to obtain a travel visa to visit Japan.  Learn more HERE.

By booking a stay at Shōganji Zen Retreat and choosing to stay at Shōganji Zen Retreat you agree to and consent to the Zen Retreat Waiver of Liability.

Once Your Stay is Confirmed please read and print the following page:  Arrival Day at the Retreat.  It is also a good idea to read: Guest Orientation.

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I’m Pierre Black, Zen Retreat’s Online Coordinator. I’m a naturopath and healer, and have spent a total of 2 years living at Shōganji.

When I’m at Zen Retreat, I teach yoga, cook, and help facilitate the Shōganji Zen Retreat experience for guests. 

If you would like more detailed, personalized live assistance toward planning your trip, meditation coaching, or additional preparation for your time at Zen Retreat, we can arrange a live video session together. Click Here to schedule your live video session.

I’m always here ‘virtually’ to help you navigate this very special Japanese cultural experience. All questions and booking inquiries can be directed to ShoganjiZenRetreat@gmail.com

Ask me anything. I’m here to help. 🙂

Pierre Black, Zen Retreat online coordinator

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