Introduction of the international Zendo, Kyoto
The vows of Tekishinjuku
As human being, I unreservedly inquire into the essential principle of the Universe. (Mankind)
Rather than criticizing others, I first of all endeavor to examine myself. (Self)
I give thanks for Nature’s blessings and compassionately respect all life. (Life)
Drawing from the past, I live today to its fullest and create a bright tomorrow. (Fulfillment)
I respect others regardless of race, nationality, sex and religion, and aspire to a peaceful spirit. (Aspiration)

Concerning your stay

1. Visitors are requested to arrive by 4:00 pm. ( Exceptions may be allowed. )
2. Please bring loose clothing for zazen, sleepwear, toiletries, towels, and any other personal essentials. (Bedding is provided.)
3. Meals are taken formally following monastic practice and are principally vegetarian.
4. The daily schedule is subject to change.
5. Please be advised that we cannot be responsible for accidents or illness.

How to apply

You may apply by telephone, fax, postcard, etc. Please provide your name, address, date of arrival and planned length of stay. Please await confirmation. If your plans change, please kindly inform us. Those under 18 are required to have parental permission.


For lodging, meals, etc. we request a donation of 3000 yen per night of stay. For those desiring long-term training, please consult us.
The donation can be made at the zendo or can be transferred in advance to the following account:
Japan Postal Transfer Account:
kyoto kokusai zendo

Pulbic transport

From JR Kyoto Station, board the SAGANO Line train from platform 32 or 33. Get off at KAMEOKA station after 30 minutes. Take the bus no. 57 or no. 60 to GAKUEN DAIGAKU, then take the bus bound for KOJI (this bus runs only once every two hours) and get off at INUKAI after about 3 minutes. From there it is about a ten-minute walk to the temple JOTOKUJI.
Another possibility is to take a taxi from Kameoka station.