Horinji, a temple in Gunma Prefecture with a history of about 700 years, has opened TEMPLE STAY ZENSŌ, a lodging facility where you can rent the entire building. On January 30, 2023 (Monday), it opened in Chiyoda-cho, Oura-gun, Gunma Prefecture.
An accommodation facility for renting a whole building is born in Gunma “Horinji”
“Temple Stay Zenso” is a rental accommodation facility that was renovated from the vacant detached house of “Hourinji”. Ninety minutes from the city center, this is a modern version of a “shukubo” where you can rejuvenate your mind and body through an elaborate daily life.
The inn consists of a 2LDK with a kitchen with a commercial refrigerator, a living room with a shower room and a washing machine, and two partitionable tatami rooms. It can be used for a variety of purposes, not only for one person, but also for friends, families (dogs are allowed), and training camps.
A motif of ◯△□ that expresses the way of thinking of Zen.
The three shapes of ◯△□ are important motifs in the space design. It is a simple representation of the Zen concept that if one corner is removed from a square, it becomes a triangle, and if it loses all corners, it becomes a circle. This motif is scattered everywhere in the facility, such as the logo design that simply depicts ◯△□, the round window overlooking the bell tower, and the table in the guest room in the shape of ◯△□.
BBQ and bonfire in the elegant garden
In the garden where seasonal crops grow, there is a BBQ table and a pizza oven where you can enjoy local ingredients. Enjoy a freshly baked pizza that you can knead from the dough, surround yourself with a quiet bonfire, or relax by the fire while reading a book.
Morning work and Zen meditation experience
In addition to being able to participate in the morning service, guests can also book a Zen meditation experience on the terrace or in the main hall. During your stay, how about experiencing activities unique to a temple?
“TEMPLE STAY ZENSŌ”
【Open】 January 30, 2023 (Monday)
【Address】 704-7 Shinpukuji, Chiyoda-cho, Oura-gun, Gunma Prefecture
【Capacity】 Basic capacity 6 people
*For corporate training and training camps, we can accommodate up to 8 people. Please inquire when booking for more than 6 people.
【Price】 8,000 yen for 1 person + cleaning fee (per stay) 4,000 yen
*The accommodation fee varies depending on the reservation site.
【Official Website】 https://zenso.horinji.or.jp/