[Hyogo Awaji Island] "Zenbo Seinei" Stay in a cedar building floating in the forest! Let's enjoy Zen experience and gourmet food with a 360-degree view!

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Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, “Zenbo Seinei” will open on April 29, 2022 in Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season. At this facility with a great sense of openness, you can experience Zen, Zen cuisine, and stay overnight.

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1. Concept of Zenbo Jinning

“Zenbo Seining” is a space where you can heal your mind and body through retreat experiences such as zazen, yoga, calligraphy, tea ceremony, and incense. It is a mindfulness facility where you can purify your body and mind in a space where you can enjoy nature that you cannot experience in the city, quiet and pure air, and the chirping of wild birds.

2. Architecture of Zenfang Jingning

Architecture by architect Shigeru Ban

The facility was designed by Shigeru Ban, an architect who won the Pritzker Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the construction industry.

Mr. Shigeru Ban quickly rushed to the site in the event of a disaster both in Japan and abroad, built simple houses and churches with materials that could be prepared immediately and did not damage the environment after demolition, and so far healed the hearts of many local people. .

Building features

The building, which was made by combining wood using domestic cedar, has countless windows instead of outer walls, and it is hard to imagine what kind of structure it is from the outside.

Since you walk barefoot inside the building, the warm feel of the wood and the deep scent of the wood will soothe you throughout your stay.

From the 100m long wooden deck on the top floor, you can experience "Zen in the air" surrounded by green and natural air while looking at the mountain ridgeline.

Shukubo area

Each room in the Zenbo area is hung with "Zen words", and through the connection of words, it may be an opportunity to get some inspiration.

The design of the room is simple and is based on the proverb "Wake up, half a tatami mat, sleep one tatami mat."

From the room, you can think about things quietly while being soothed by the vast nature that spreads through the large windows.

There is no doubt that it will be a mysterious experience where you can feel the energy of the earth on sunny days, the sound of rain and negative ions on rainy days, and the glow of the moon and stars at night.

3. Zen experience

Experience the 360-degree views of Awaji Island from season to season, feel the touch and smell of the trees through your five senses, and experience Zen meditation to refresh yourself and face a new self.

In addition to retreats that incorporate the philosophy of Zen, there are plenty of Zenbo Seinei original experiences such as meditation, yoga, calligraphy, tea ceremony, and incense.

You can purify your mind and body by washing your feet in the open-air Senshin. It is a hidden power spot in the great nature of Awaji Island.

4. Zenbo cuisine

Fermented and brewed chef Nobuaki Fushiki's Zenbo cuisine

Mr. Nobuaki Fushiki is known as the "Fermented Prince" and is a proponent of Japanese "fermented food" and "koji" culture.

It is a colorful dining table that makes the most of the flavor and taste of Awaji Island vegetables, seasonal vegetables, and wild vegetables picked in the mountains during the season.

No animal ingredients, flour, oil, or sugar are used, and seasonings that have been aged for 1 to 3 years are carefully selected. will direct you.

The menu changes about once a month, and seasonal dishes such as summer vegetables to cool the body and winter to warm the body are provided. Some people enjoy their meals and become repeat customers.

5. Usage plan overview

Day trip plan

4 day trip plans

① Day Trip ZEN Wellness (required: 4 hours)

Detox & Retreat plan with meditation and yoga, Zen cuisine, ZEN tea, ZEN book, ZEN incense

② ZEN afternoon tea (required: 1 hour)

A new sensation afternoon tea plan opened at Zenbo Jingning

➂ Jingning Sunset Retreat (Duration: 2.5 hours)

A ZEN retreat plan that you can feel with all five senses in the silence surrounded by the grandeur of nature at dusk.

④ YOGA Wellness (required: 1.5 hours)

Special yoga experience plan at Zenbo Jingning

Day trip plan details/reservations

staying plan

ZEN STAY accommodation plan

[ZEN STAY basic plan] ZEN Wellness, ZEN books, ZEN tea, ZEN cafe, breakfast/dinner, morning services + events for each instructor

[Special event] ZEN STAY basic plan x special event plan (Please check details and reservations.)

Time: 1st day - 14:30 check-in 2nd day - 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 check-out (varies by plan)

Accommodation plan details/reservations

Access to Zenbo Jingning

go by car

[For Nagoya/Osaka] Use the Meishin/Chugoku Expressway

・Suita IC - Nishinomiya Yamaguchi JCT - Fusehata JCT - Awaji IC (about 50 minutes)

・Kobe JCT - Miki JCT - Kobe Nishi IC - Awaji IC (about 30 minutes)

[From Osaka/Kobe] Using the Hanshin Expressway

・Nishinomiya IC - Myaya JCT - Tarumi JCT - Awaji IC (about 40 minutes)

[From Okayama] Using the Sanyo Expressway

・Miki JCT - Kobe Nishi IC (Kobe Awaji Naruto Expressway) - Awaji IC (about 20 minutes)

[For Himeji/Akashi] Use Daini Shinmei Road

・Ikawadani JCT - Nagaidani JCT - Tarumizu JCT - Awaji IC (about 20 minutes)

go by transportation

Take a bus from Shin-Kobe Station

・Take the Kakehashi Express Bus from Shin-Kobe Station and transfer to the free shuttle bus at Awaji IC (about 70 minutes)

Take a bus from Sannomiya Station

・From Kobe Sannomiya Bus Terminal, take the Kitaawaji Nishikaigan Line bound for Iwaya/Nojima/Hokudan IC and get off at Zenbo Seinei-mae (approximately 45 minutes)

go by speed boat

Take a high-speed boat from Akashi Station

・About 10 minutes on foot from JR Akashi Station to Akashi Port

・ Board the Awaji Genova Line Akashi Port - Iwaya Port (about 13 minutes)

・Iwaya Port - Free shuttle bus (about 10 minutes)

Access to Zenbo Jingning

[Official Website] Zenbo Seinei

2594-5 Banaka Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture 656-2301

Phone: 0799-70-9087

Zenbo Seinei

[Official Website] Hyogo Tourism Site HYOGO! Navi

The official website of the Hyogo Tourism Headquarters, which provides tourist information for Hyogo Prefecture (Kobe, Himeji, Kinosaki, Awaji Island, etc.). There are plenty of recommended travel information, such as sightseeing features such as Hyogo Prefecture's Japan heritage and cycling, as well as model courses where you can enjoy hot spring culture and sake, so be sure to check it out!

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Welcome to Hyogo Hyogo is a gateway to the Kansai region, which nurtures the blessed land that connects the Sea of ​​Japan, the Chugoku Mountains, and the Seto Inland Sea, as well as the blessed climate. There are many spectacular views that will catch your eye, such as Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site that was selected as one of the 100 Best Cherry Blossom Spots, and the panoramic night view from Mt. Rokko. The world-famous Kobe brand, KOBE BEEF, which is synonymous with Tajima beef, is one of Japan's leading beefs, and the sake rice ``Hyogo Yamada Nishiki'' is a gem that will surprise your tongue. Arima Onsen is a famous hot spring, and Kinosaki Onsen has appeared in many literary works. Surrounded by nature, you can relax your mind and body. You can come across memorable sounds such as the thunderous sounds of the whirlpools of Naruto on Awaji Island, and the dynamic sounds of the fireworks festivals held in various places in the summer. In the herb gardens and botanical gardens in the prefecture, you will be healed by the gentle and pleasant scent of herbs and flowers throughout the four seasons. Enjoy a new journey in Hyogo that stimulates the five senses of sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell.

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