Zazen Meditation

Eastern Nagano Area 座禅


Choshozenji Temple in a rural area of Ueda City has a history that dates back to 1377. Several times a year, the temple offers overnight programs including zazen meditation and other traditional Buddhist rituals. The meals are served vegetarian Shojin style and featuring all natural organic food and using home-made soy sauce. During the program, guests immerse themselves in self-reflection. (Japanese only)

Location / Access

Ueda City

By Train:
25 min walk from Oya Station (Shinano Railway)
Or, Bus (bound for Kakeyu) to Shimonagase bus stop from Ueda Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen) -> 1 min on foot
By Car:
15 min from Tobu-Yunomaru IC

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