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COVID travel unpredictability?
We are offering booking flexibility and transferability of deposits!
Book now to guarantee your preferred dates!
Change them if necessary without losing your deposit.
Availability now! We ARE accepting bookings through 2020/2021!
We have also changed our minimum stay to 3 NIGHTS, instead of 5, for more flexibility.
Request and reserve your preferred dates now:
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!
per night / per person / 2 delicious meals a day included
(Convert Y8500 to your currency using these links: $USD $AUD EURO $CDN)
Minimum !3! 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.
How To Book A Stay
- Ask us about your preferred dates at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Pierre on Facebook.
- 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 email@example.com.
- Deposit payment to confirm your stay of Y1000 per night. Pay Your Deposit Here. Be sure to select the correct number of nights once you have entered the PayPal system.
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. See chart below for exact amounts corresponding to the length of your stay.
Guest Application Questionnaire
Complete the application below for each guest or family.
Please email us the completed questionnaire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will get back to you, usually within 24 hours, and confirm your stay.
We reserve the right to refuse any applicant.
Country of Residence:
Telephone number(s) (at home, intl cellphone, or in Japan):
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:
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.
# of nights – total cost – deposit – total amount due at time of stay
5 nights stay Y 42,500 Y 5,000 Y 37,500
6 nights stay Y 51,000 Y 6,000 Y 45,000
7 nights stay Y 59,500 Y 7,000 Y 52,500
8 nights stay Y 68,000 Y 8,000 Y 60,000
9 nights stay Y 76,500 Y 9,000 Y 67,500
10 night stay Y 85,000 Y10,000 Y 75,000
11 night stay Y 93,500 Y11,000 Y 82,500
12 night stay Y 102,000 Y12,000 Y 90,000
13 night stay Y110,500 Y13,000 Y 97,000
14 night stay Y119,000 Y14,000 Y105,000
15 night stay Y127,500 Y15,000 Y112,500
16 night stay Y136,000 Y16,000 Y120,000
17 night stay Y144,500 Y17,000 Y127,500
18 night stay Y153,000 Y18,000 Y135,000
19 night stay Y161,500 Y19,000 Y142,500
20 night stay Y170,000 Y20,000 Y150,000
21 night stay Y178,500 Y21,000 Y157,500
22 night stay Y187,000 Y22,000 Y165,000
23 night stay Y195,500 Y23,000 Y172,500
24 night stay Y204,000 Y24,000 Y180,000
25 night stay Y212,500 Y25,000 Y187,500
26 night stay Y221,000 Y26,000 Y195,000
27 night stay Y229,500 Y27,000 Y202,500
28 night stay Y238,000 Y28,000 Y210,000
29 night stay Y246,500 Y29,000 Y217,500
30 night stay Y255,000 Y30,000 Y225,000
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. 🙂