Hyatt to Offer Overnight Visits to Historic Kyoto Temples

By Jesse Sokolow on 7 December 2015
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Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto

Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto

Beginning next year, Hyatt will start offering overnight stays in temple services in the city of Kyoto, Japan

Guests at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto will be able stay at five temples throughout the city, including Tenryuji, Nanzenji, and Daitokuji. Activities including Zen meditation sessions and lectures from priests about the history of the temples will be offered.

The news was first reported in Nikkei Asian Review.

Tenryuji is considered first among the city’s five great Zen temples and is a World Heritage site. Nanzenji, a large complex with some 12 sub-temples, was established in 1291 and rebuilt multiple times after fires. The hojo or abbot’s quarters of Nanzenji are notable for both their gardens and works of art. The Daitokuji temple complex covers over 57 acres (23 hectares) and is closely linked to the Japanese tea ceremony thanks to a close connection to the master of the Japanese tea ceremony, Rikyu.

Temple visits are available for up to five guests. Breakfast and dinner will be included.

The visit will cost between 100,000 yen ($808) and 200,000 yen per night.

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