The final 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 the chart below for exact amounts corresponding to the length of your stay.
Questions regarding our payment policies are also answered below.
Feel free to email us should you have any additional questions at email@example.com.
# of nights – total cost – deposit – total amount due at time of stay
5 nights stay TOTAL¥ 48,500 DEPOSIT¥6000 BALANCE¥42,500
6 nights stay TOTAL¥58,200 DEPOSIT¥7200 BALANCE¥51,000
7 nights stay TOTAL¥ 67,900 DEPOSIT¥8400 BALANCE¥59,500
8 nights stay TOTAL¥ 77,600 DEPOSIT¥9600 BALANCE¥68,000
9 nights stay TOTAL¥ 87,300 DEPOSIT¥10,800 BALANCE¥76,500
10 night stay TOTAL¥ 97,000 DEPOSIT¥12,000 BALANCE¥85,000
11 night stay TOTAL¥106,700 DEPOSIT¥13,200 BALANCE¥93,500
12 night stay TOTAL¥116,400 DEPOSIT¥14,400 BALANCE¥102,000
13 night stay TOTAL¥126,100 DEPOSIT¥15,600 BALANCE¥110,500
14 night stay TOTAL¥135,800 DEPOSIT¥16,800 BALANCE¥119,000
15 night stay TOTAL¥145,500 DEPOSIT¥18,000 BALANCE¥127,500
16 night stay TOTAL¥155,200 DEPOSIT¥19,200 BALANCE¥136,000
17 night stay TOTAL¥164,900 DEPOSIT¥20,400 BALANCE¥144,500
18 night stay TOTAL¥174,600 DEPOSIT¥21,600 BALANCE¥153,000
19 night stay TOTAL¥184,300 DEPOSIT¥22,800 BALANCE¥161,500
20 night stay TOTAL¥194,000 DEPOSIT¥24,000 BALANCE¥170,000
21 night stay TOTAL¥203,700 DEPOSIT¥25,200 BALANCE¥178,500
22 night stay TOTAL¥213,400 DEPOSIT¥26,400 BALANCE¥187,000
23 night stay TOTAL¥223,100 DEPOSIT¥27,600 BALANCE¥195,500
24 night stay TOTAL¥232,800 DEPOSIT¥28,800 BALANCE¥204,000
25 night stay TOTAL¥242,500 DEPOSIT¥30,000 BALANCE¥212,500
26 night stay TOTAL¥252,200 DEPOSIT¥31,200 BALANCE¥221,000
27 night stay TOTAL¥261,900 DEPOSIT¥32,400 BALANCE¥229,500
28 night stay TOTAL¥271,600 DEPOSIT¥33,600 BALANCE¥238.000
29 night stay TOTAL¥281,300 DEPOSIT¥34,800 BALANCE¥246,500
30 night stay TOTAL¥291,000 DEPOSIT¥36,000 BALANCE¥255,000
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Common Questions Regarding our Payment Policies
Q: Paying The Balance In Full: When do I pay the balance of my stay? Do I need to pay the whole balance in cash on arrival?
A: We suggest that you make some substantial part of your payment in Japanese cash on arrival, but you can pay the rest as you go, at any time during your stay. We’re happy to help get you to an ATM when you need one. Just ask. We’ll make it happen.
(USE the chart above to determine the exact balance due at the time of your stay.)
Q: Paying In Foreign Currency: Do you accept payment in dollars or other foreign currency?
A: We definitely prefer Japanese Yen, in cash, as payment, however, foreign currency can be exchanged at a nearby bank, or you can simply withdraw Yen at an ATM. We suggest that if you need to exchange foreign currency, that you do so in Oita or Fukuoka, not at a smaller bank near the retreat. You will get much better and faster service.
Q: Paying Your Balance in YEN: Where can I obtain Japanese Yen to make payment for my stay?
A: “International” ATMs can be found at Post offices and some other locations, where you can easily use most foreign debit cards and major credit cards to withdraw Japanese currency. Jiho can easily drive you to one of these machines if necessary. For stays of more than a few days, please take your daily or weekly withdrawal limits into account when planning your payment(s).
Q: Full Payment In Cash: Why do you prefer payments in cash (Japanese Yen)?
A: Two reasons: 1) Temples in Japan traditionally receive payments and donations in cash. 2) The retreat is a micro-business with a very personal touch and a small number of guests. Cash keeps things simple for us and lowers costs for everyone.
Q: Electronic/Online Payments In Full: What if I absolutely need to make full payment for my stay in advance; electronically, or by credit card? (For example; if someone else who will not be attending will be paying for your stay such as a parent, employer, or family member.)
A: We understand that electronic prepayment may sometimes be necessary.
The only option offered at this time is PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must request permission in writing before making full payment for your stay by PayPal. Please pay in Japanese Yen by selecting the correct currency on PayPal. Do not pay in other currency as the conversion will be imprecise. PayPal charges us extra fees and these fees will be passed on to you. Please ask us beforehand and we will let you know your total with the additional fees added.
Alternately, we could accept an international money order or certified cheque, but these forms of payment must be completely cleared by the source financial institution before your stay begins.
See our complete list of Common Questions and Answers about the retreat.