Stay in 1300 y/o historic temple! Find your Zen!

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5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2 baths
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Find your Zen at Aki Kokubun-ji Temple

Through the experience at the 1300-year-old temple, you can revitalize your heart, mind and body by putting yourself in the unique space of the temple. hou can spend a peaceful healing time. You can deeply experience the seasons by enjoying the flowers and seasonal delicacies that are bloom in the grounds.
*Shoshin Ryouri are made together.

The rate is with 1 meals per night, with Breakfast
The experience is expensive.
(Goma, Shakyo, calligraphy, Zazen)

The space
Aki Kokubun-ji Temple has been around for more than 1,300 years. It is one of 66 Kokubun-ji temples that were built around the country at the order of Emperor Shomu in the Nara period. You can find it in the present city of Higashi-Hiroshima, Saijo.

The temple is located just outside the quiet city of Saijo. The town of Saijo is one of Japan's leading "sake" towns. It is known as a town where you can drink delicious sake, along with Fushimi and Sakai.


Stay includes training for two days and one night.
Please come to Aki Kokubunji to heal your heart.

### Goma line
As you spend time in the temple, you will first regret the daily work, clean your mind and body, and receive Buddha's protection.

In Goma-do, you can go and experience Gogo if you wish. In front of the immovable king, participants will pray and wash the goma tree with rice, incense, herbal medicine, oil, etc. to cleanse the evils and misfortunes of life. Together, guests will throw their goma tree into the fire to bring good fortune and ward of evil.

### Zazen
Self-education with mental concentration and mental unification


Aki Kokubun-ji Temple is now being maintained as "Aki Kokubun-ji Historical Park" as a ruin. The place where the present Kokubun-ji Temple now stands is in the precinct of the ruins of Kokubun-ji, the present main hall overlaps with the remains of the original main hall.

As you enter the grounds, the feeling of stepping back in time will be apparent. Time will wind backwards and your mind and body will be released from the normal stresses and pains of daily life.

At Aki Kokubun-ji, you can feel the voices of nature, such as swaying of flowers and plants, birds singing and roar of the seasons.

The current Akukunoku-ji Temple is a temple of Shingon-shu, and there is a mansion in the Nimon gate which is a mountain gate. There you will find Yakushido in the precinct, and there is a wooden Yakushi Nyorai sitting statue, which is designated as a cultural asset.

A venerable temple has been opened as a Shukubo from this spring. At Aku Kokubun-ji, you can spend a lot of time in the temple while having two rooms, and you can experience various things.

Shukubo is a lodging facility for worshipers. Originally, it was a place where only monks stayed, or a facility to cleanse the mind and body of worshipers, but now there are more temples where the general public can also stay.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
3 floor mattresses
Bedroom 2
2 floor mattresses

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Long-term stays allowed
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Where you’ll be

Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

A 10-minute walk to a convenience store and supermarket

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  1. Joined in April 2019
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忙しい現代人に心のゆとりをもってもらう時間と空間の提供をさせて頂けたら、ここ安芸国分寺でそれを体験してもらえらたらと思い宿坊を始めました。 1泊2泊の洗心修行。 ぜひ心を癒しにお越しください。

During your stay

Guests are expected to participate in the training experiences of the temple
We eagerly welcome guests who wish to get a full experience of the temple activities and rituals.
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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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