Zen Buddhism is getting more and more popular around the world. Zazen, meaning seated meditation, is a central practice of Zen. To practice Zazen, you have to fold your hands and legs and meditate. The essence of Zazen is to gain an insight into the nature of our existence. There’s no better place to do this than Seishoji, a prestigious temple and one of the three major ones of the Caodong school in Edo, or pre-modern Tokyo. Beginners are given meticulous guidance, starting with etiquette.
Transport Kamiyachou Station (Eidan Hibiya Line)
Onarimon Station (Toei Mita Line)
Only 40 slices of the super melon shortcake (1500 yen or US$13) are sold each day and the shop’s resident patisserie has poured his heart and soul into these works of art...
The Main Lobby, The New Otani 4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8578
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