Shōganji Zen Retreat

Experience authentic Zen temple life in rural Japan

Payment Chart

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 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       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

Click Here to Pay Your Deposit.



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.

%d bloggers like this: