Tokyo Area

Enjoy mindful cooking at a Zen temple

Enjoy mindful cooking at a Zen temple

from 340.00

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Experience Includes |

  • 20mins - A brief tour of the temple and explanation of the Shojin Cuisine.

  • 120min - Cooking 2 different dishes (with ingredients and tool provided) which will be accompanied by handmade pickles, miso soup, and clay pot cooked rice.

  • 40min - Enjoying your dish inside the temple ground.

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Session 1 (10:30 - 13:30)

Number of Participants:


Roppongi, Tokyo
20mins from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

3 hour experience

5 people max.

About Shojin Ryori |

Shojin Ryori | Show・Jin・Ryoh・Ree

Bring balance to your body, and find Zen with your mind, through the plant-based cuisine of Buddhist monks. Buddhist beliefs discourage killing animals, so neither fish nor meat are consumed, and in most cases, traditional Buddhist cuisine is vegan. Adhering to mindfulness throughout the process, ingredients are treated with care and each part is incorporated into the meal. In shojin ryori, pungent flavors like garlic or onion are avoided. While many of these rules might make temple food sound bland, it is far from it: shojin ryori follows the “rule of five”, where every meal must offer five colours (green, yellow, red, black, and white) and offer five flavors (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami). These combinations offer nutritional balance and a variety of flavours by using seasonal ingredients. Learn how to prepare and share a meal with a Buddhist monk while learning first-hand about the philosophy behind shojin ryori.  


Things to note |

  • Please note that our menu contains gluten and we are currently unable to customize a gluten-free menu.

  • Please make sure to let us know in advance if you have any allergies.

  • Please make your booking at least 3 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.