WELCOME TO HORAKUAN

Horakuan / Ryuyukutsu is a Zen Buddhist temple compound / retreat Center nestled in the mountains of Suzaka in Nagano prefecture.

Horakuan

Horakuan / Ryuyukutsu is a Zen Buddhist temple compound /
Retreat Center nestled in the mountains of Suzaka in Nagano prefecture.

We welcome you to join us in exploring Zen Buddhism, spend some quiet time or take part in our activities.

Construction of the new TEKISUI DOJO for Yoga, workshops and events is ongoing. Look forward to new programs and activities!

Our Programs

DAY PROGRAMS

Horakuan hosts a variety of events during our open season (April-December). Our regular events include zazen meditation, outdoor meditation, spiritual study groups, sutra copying, Buddhist image tracing, tea ceremonies, pilgrimage walks and more.

RAIBUTSU-E CEREMONY

Raibutsu-e is the main ceremony held at Horakuan in the spring and fall. During the ceremony, we worship the Buddha through chanting (everyone is invited to chant).

OVERNIGHT PROGRAMS

We offer the opportunity to experience the quiet and peace of temple life in the mountains through our weekend retreats, private/group individual stays, and our Zen Practice Residency.

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Get in Touch

Contact Information

ADDRESSHongo-cho 668-1 Suzaka-shi Nagano-ken 382-0011 Japan
PHONE080-113-113-78

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