Shōganji Zen Retreat

Experience authentic Zen temple life in rural Japan

Payment Chart

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


Payment Chart

# 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
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.

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