Zen Meditation in Esashi: Learn from the Masters at Shogakuin Temple – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Shogakuin Temple, located near Matsunotai Park in Esashi, is said to have been founded 400 years ago. Take the rare opportunity to experience Japanese culture and zen meditation at this stately temple whose main hall was rebuilt after a fire in 1894. The workshops are a reasonable 30-60 minutes, perfect for those looking for an authentic introduction to zen. Head to this famous Hokkaido historical port town for a primer on zen in a sacred temple environment!

Shogakuin Temple

271 Honcho, Esashi, Hiyama, Hokkaido