"Limited to 1 party per stay" Opened in Spring of 2018 on the northernmost tip of Honshu. Limited to one group per day. A new type of shukubō experience combining the peace and serenity of a Zen temple with the pleasures of travel.
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The interior of the room is made as simple as possible so that guests can feel the true essence of Zen. Even though the interior is Japanese-style, the room is also equipped with western-style beds to...
In the Spring of 2018, a new type of shukubō opened on the northernmost tip of Honshu. Located in Oma, a town well-known for Oma tuna, at the tip of the Shimokita Peninsula, this shukubō began operations deep in the mountains encompassed by nature.
Seasonally blooming flowers, such as azaleas, mountain cherry blossoms, rosebays, lotus flowers, and red spider lilies can be viewed within the extensive grounds providing breathtaking scenery spanning the area of approximately 9,900 square meters.
After participating in meaningful Zen-related activities such as transcribing Buddhist sutras by hand along with meditation, you can restore your energy with Oma tuna for dinner.
You will for sure not want to miss experiencing this historical temple like no one else first-hand. Take advantage of this unique experience by booking your stay.
Temple Name：Ōma Shukubō Fugen-in Temple
Principal Image：Yakushi Nyora, Fudō Myoō, Fugen Enmei Bosatsu
The Chief Monk
Born in Oma-machi in 1989, he undertook a two-year Buddhist training assignment at Eihei-ji in Fukui Prefecture, which is the head temple of the Sōtō sect. After serving as the temple monk in Tokyo and Hokkaido, he opened Ōma Shukubō Fugen-in Temple with the desire to attract visitors wanting more than just the typical temple experience.
“Here is the sound of the temple bell, not that of an alarm clock. Birdcalls and the chirping of insects are the norms, not the sound of TV. I would be pleased for your visit here to the mountains to experience pure silence away from the hustle and bustle of the city. As time here is seemingly endless, you would be able to spend it anyway you please.”
- Zen Meditation
- Hand-copying Sutra
Introduction of Accomodation
While the shukubō opened in the Spring of 2018, Fugen-in Temple is the Zen temple that has been devotedly worshiped since the Meiji period by residents in Shimokita Peninsula, Hokkaido, and on the coast of the Tsugaru Strait as a temple in which Yakushi Nyorai, Fudō Myoō, and Fugen Enmei Bosatsu are enshrined under the management of Bettō (the head monk) of Fukuzō-ji of the Sōtō sect.
This shukubō in particular encompasses both the atmosphere of a historical temple along with modern furnishings for the 21st century.
- Courtesy Bus/Car Available
Access to Ōma Shukubō Fugen-in Temple
Ōma Shukubō Fugen-in Temple
Aomori Oma-machi, Shimokita-gun, Aomori Prefecture 48-137 Uchiyama Aza Oma Oaza
Train: About a 60-minute car ride (paid service) from Shimokita Station on the JR East Ominato Line
Ferry: About a 10-minute car ride (free) from the Oma Ferry Terminal
Car: About 2 hours 45 minutes from Shimoda-Momoishi Interchange on the Momoishi Toll Road
Plane: About a 3-hour car ride from Aomori Airport