[Accommodation in Chiyoda Town, Gunma Prefecture] Enjoy a temple stay at TEMPLE STAY ZENSŌ, an inn where you can relax your mind and body at a temple and only rent one building to one group!
We renovated the outbuildings of Horinji Temple, a temple with a history of approximately 700 years in Chiyoda Town, Oura District, Gunma Prefecture, and opened our doors on January 30, 2023 as a rental accommodation facility limited to one group per day. This is a lodging facility based on the conc...
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- Access to “TEMPLE STAY ZENSŌ”
- A private guest room that can be rented in a Zen-inspired building.
- Enjoy a relaxing and rich daily life unique to temple stay
- Since it is a temple, you can also experience zazen and sutra copying!
- Why not experience the only "Minakami Prefectural Road" in Tone River?
Access to “TEMPLE STAY ZENSŌ”
You can feel the countryside about 70km from the city center. If using train or taxi, approximately 20 minutes by taxi from Kawamata Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line. Approximately 10 minutes by taxi from Higashi-Koizumi Station on the Tobu Koizumi Line. If you are coming by car, it is approximately 25 minutes from Tatebayashi IC and approximately 30 minutes from Hanyu IC.
A private guest room that can be rented in a Zen-inspired building.
Since the entire building is reserved, it can be used for various purposes such as friends, family, work, training camps, etc. In addition to the kitchen and living room, there are two tatami rooms (2LDK) that can be partitioned. There is also a telework space in a renovated closet, complete with shower room and washing machine. The interior motif of the tables and windows is ``◯△▢'', which expresses Zen. (If one corner is removed from ▢, it becomes △, and if there is no corner at all, it becomes ◯.)
Enjoy a relaxing and rich daily life unique to temple stay
In the garden in front of the facility, you can use the BBQ table and pizza oven to enjoy local ingredients, an experience you can't have in the city. We also offer BBQ sets made with local Joshu beef and pizza making experiences from pizza dough (reservation required/separate fee). Gather around the bonfire in silence. How about using your time differently than usual?
Since it is a temple, you can also experience zazen and sutra copying!
You can experience zazen and sutra copying at Horinji Temple, which is located right next door (reservation required/separate fee). In addition, those staying at the hotel can participate in the morning shift the next day (reservation required).
Why not experience the only "Minakami Prefectural Road" in Tone River?
The Akaiwa Ferry is a power boat that operates on the Kumagaya-Tatebayashi Line, a major local road (prefectural road) that connects Akaiwa, Chiyoda Town, with Kuzuwada, Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture, across the Tone River. It is the only ``water prefectural road'' on the Tone River and carries over 20,000 people a year.
Chiyoda Town is a flat land that stretches from east to west along the left bank of the middle reaches of the Tone River, and is a town rich in water and greenery, located within 60 kilometers from Tokyo. It is located at the neck of Gunma Prefecture in the shape of a dancing crane, with Meiwa Town to the east, Tatebayashi City and Oura Town to the north, Oizumi Town to the west, and Saitama Prefecture (Gyoda City and Kumagaya City) to the south across the Tone River. We are in touch. The presence of ancient tombs dotted around the hilly area in the west suggests that large-scale settlements were established in the area from ancient times and that the area had a thriving culture. From the Middle Ages to early modern times, it was a central area for the Sanuki and Akai clans, and during the Edo period it boasted a prosperous history as a base for water transport to Edo using the Tone River. On March 31, 1955, Eiraku Village, Tominaga Village, and Nagara Village merged to create Chiyoda Village, and on September 30, 1955, the former Nagara Village was separated and incorporated into Nakajima Village, but after that. The town developed steadily and became Chiyoda Town on April 1, 1980, when it became a town. It is a town that has developed through a high level of integration of agriculture and industry, with agriculture centered on rice and wheat cultivation using the abundant water provided by the Tone River, and two industrial parks.
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