Kakogawa Zen experience & wagashi pastry making experience
full day tour FOR FREE!

Zen meditation in millennium old Kakurin-ji temple in Kakogawa, making wagashi pastry yourself by the instruction of local wagashi pastry chef… interested in those? Hyogo Prefectural Office East Harima Division offers a series of monitor tours for foreign residents this February, and you are invited in one of those! A full-day guided tour with government-certified English tour guide including lunch will be FREE if you positively participate and give opinions on the tours for promoting these two areas for inbound tourists. Do come and join us on this rare occasion!


Saturday, 27 February, 2016

Meeting Point10:00 AM JR Kakogawa station (outside the ticket gate)
The tour includes
  • Wagashi traditional pastry making

  • Lunch at local restaurant (Katsu-meshi, rice bowl with beef cutlet)

  • Zen meditation and sutra-calligraphy experience (45 min. each) at Kakurinji temple


  • Participants will be asked to answer the questionnaire for feed-back.
  • Please comment on the tourist office Facebook page with pictures you have taken!
  • Local TV will be accompanying us for news coverage. Participants who accepts appearance to TV is invited to the tour.. For the same reason, the participants will be asked to accept appearance to tourist office Facebook page, the prefectural website etc. .


Hideo Shoji : hideo.shoji@kafu.co

This tour is fully supported by Hyogo Prefectural Office East Harima Division.

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