Feb 26, 2012

Shukubo Chisyakuin Kaikan

I stayed at Chisyakuin Kaikan. It is classified into Shukubo. Shukubo is similar to ryokan (minshuku). However, the owner of shukubo is temple. The main difference between shukubo and ryokan is that you can participate in Buddhist ceremony in the morning.

The price of Chisyakuin Kaikan is 6500 YEN a one night. In addition. if you would like to have dinner at Chisyakuin Kaikan, you can select syojin ryori (vegetarian meal) or traditional Kyoto meal. Their price is 1500 or 3000 YEN. That is, there are 4 choices: (1) 1500 YEN syojin ryori, (2) 3000 YEN syojin ryori, (3) 1500 YEN traditional Kyoto meal, and (4) 3000 YEN traditional Kyoto meal.

Note that if you cannot speak Japanese, you have to stay with a friend who can speak Japanese.

The following picture is the room I stayed.

I had 1500 YEN syojin ryori.

The next morning, I participated in Buddhist ceremony. Chisyakuin temple is the main temple of Shingon-shu Chizan-ha. Thus, many Buddhist monks also participated in the ceremony.

Next, you can see the temple's treasures with a monk. After that, you can have breakfast.


I stay at Chisyakuin Kaikan every year because the Buddhist ceremony is very impressive.

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