I’m a Japanese stay-at-home dad, “Dynamic Ninja”(@dynamic_ninjya)
I stayed at Takayama Zenkoji Temple using the service called “Otera stay”
Who is Dynamic Ninjya？
See my biography page “biography”
What is “Otera Stay”?
“Otera Stay” is the program you can stay at temples.
You can experience many Japanese traditional things, like “Ikebana” and “making Japanese sweets” at various temples in Tokyo.
And, you can stay over at Takayama Zenkoji Temple in Gifu pref..
“90% of the customers are foreigners” , said official website.
Please check out the website below;
Available for only 5 groups a day
“Takayama Zenkoji Temple” was reopened in July 2017, as the temple hotel.
Only 5 groups can stay a day.
There are 3 types of rooms:
- for 1 to 2 persons
- for family
- large room for 9 persons
Inside the Temple
The room is traditional Japanese style, like this.
（photo form official website）
— ダイナミック忍者／ゆるゆるの子育て主夫 (@dynamic_ninjya) 2018年11月14日
I could sleep very well with this comfortable Futon.
There is nice and quiet shared space.
You can use free wi-fi.
You cab cook here.
They have a microwave and refrigerator.
Please book to use the bathroom.
Temple at night was fantastic.
In noon time, you can try “Kaidan meguri”:you can walk around the dark basement of the temple with no flashlight.
I also recommend ” Asaichi” the farmers market.
My mom kept eating snacks and fresh apple at “Asaichi.”
SNS of the “Otera Stay”
It was so nice experience for me, even I am a Japanese.
Please see the SNS for the more details.