Touch the vast world of Zen through experience

The Shinshoji Zen and Garden Museum is a place where you can experience the world of Zen through a variety of experiences, such as a cup of tea, calligraphy, food that sustains life, and a walk in the garden. The 17th-century temple hall relocated from Shiga Prefecture, the restored tea room of Sen no Rikyu, and the shrine office designed by Terunobu Fujimori using pine, a plant that symbolizes the Sanyodo and the Seto Inland Sea, are on the site. They are scattered among elaborate Zen gardens. About 200 Zen paintings and calligraphy by Hakuin Zenji are also worth seeing. Also, at the Kotei Pavilion, which was designed by Kohei Nawa and the creative platform SANDWICH, you can experience an installation that interprets and expresses the teachings of Zen from the realm of contemporary art. Zen, which the general public had limited opportunities to experience


business hours
9:00 to 17:00 (last admission is until 16:30)
720-040191 Numakumacho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture
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91 Numakumacho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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