1. Sendai-Matsushima Taiken Walk
  2. Entsu-in
  3. Tour of the Japanese Garden

Tour of the Japanese Garden

Tour of the Japanese Garden

Calm the mind and make a powerful Buddhist rosary.

Buddhist rosaries are ritual articles of the Zen and other sects. People bring one with them to funerals, memorial services, or when visiting a grave for praying hands. It's perceived that they eradicate calamities and provide comfort, and most people carry one with them regardless of regilion.

At Entsu-in, visitors can make these rosaries by hand. Several materials are available; genuine stones (large and small) representing various meanings, glass ones that are easy to handle, and plastic style. Those who choose genuine stones will get briefed on the meanings of the stones after the creation is complete.

The venue is in the main hall surrounded by a sedate presence. Why don't you create your own Buddhist rosary at a peaceful Zen temple and recollect yourself?

Schedule

Booking

Booking

At the entrance of the temple, inform the staff that you would like to make a Buddhist rosary.

Move to the main hall

Move to the main hall

Walk through the tranquil Japanese garden and you'll find the venue in the main hall.
Take off your shoes and enter the room.
Follow the staff of the temple and take a seat.

Offer prayers and enjoy walking in the garden

Offer prayers and enjoy walking in the garden

Before or after the making of a rosary, you should visit the temple and take a walk in the garden.
Entsu-in is a wonderful place for stroll to relish the atmosphere of a Zen temple.
You may want to feel the beauty of the garden or trees that varies seasonally.

Choose the stones to make a rosary

Choose the stones to make a rosary

The staff will show you how to make a rosary.
First, choose the materials.
Next, measure your wrist size and decide how many stones you use, and then pick up stones of your favorite colors.

Fees:1,000 yen to 4,000 yen depending on the materials as below.
1. 1,000 yen for plastics. 2. 2,000 yen for glasses. 3. 3,000 yen for genuine stones (small). 4. 4,000 yen for genuine stones (large)

Finish, and then wear your rosary and happily pay your fee!

Finish, and then wear your rosary and happily pay your fee!

Put stones on a piece of string.
Tie the string and glue it to finish.
Those who chose genuine stones will get briefed by the staff on the stones at the end.

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Initially I had a hard time because I wasn't used to sitting cross-legged. However, I enjoyed making my Buddhist rosary of colorful pieces very much.
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Seeing the grace of the Japanese garden with my own eyes, I was impressed by it. I also learned the meanings of genuine stones by making a rosary, which formed fine memories.

Tour of the Japanese Garden

Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden
  • Tour of the Japanese Garden

Program for Experience

Applicable period All the year round.
Time required Approximately 20 minutes.
Business hours Any time in these hours; December to March: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., April to November: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The grounds of the temple opening hours; December to March: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., April to November: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fees include: Admission to the temple, fees for making of a rosary and materials. Fees exclude: -
Preparation in advance: Nothing in particular. Meeting time & place Entsu-in main hall.
Minimum participants count One person. Booking starting time & deadline -
Age limit No. Cancellation fees -
Fees Admission Fee (Adult):300JPY , Admission Fee (High School Student):150JPY , Admission Fee (Child):100JPY
Languages available for service
  English Chinese
(simplified)
Chinese
(traditional)
Korean Thai
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Remarks 1.Broshures in English, Chinese (simplified) and Korean
2. Website in English is not available.

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