The Japanese rock garden, often called the zen garden, was introduced to Japan in the 14th century. Its abstract form was designed to stimulate meditation.
At the Chojuji temple, guests have a unique opportunity to help the priest rake the gravel in the garden creating a Zen landscape. This requires a high level of concentration and is considered to be a meditative experience.
- Reservation is required. Please contact Ojika Island Tourism to reserve this experience.
Ojika Island Tourism
DURATION: 30 min～1 h
FEE: FREE OF CHARGE
※There is a collection box at the entrance of the temple's main building. Please kindly consider making a donation.