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Shari-Zan
Butsuanji

For Worship

Worship (Sanpai in Japanese)

Worship means to pray for Shinto and Buddhist deities and for funerals at Shrines, Temples, Churches and graves etc.
You clap your hands twice at shrines but only bring them together at temples in Japan.

Steps for Worshipping

  • Bow
  • Put money in the box
  • Pray with your hands (by bringing your hands together) to show gratitude
  • Bow

Hours of Operation for the Prayer Hall

9:00~16:00(November to March)
9:00~17:00(April to October)
 Full view of the garden

Full view of the garden

The Japanese garden is the work of Mr. Yasuo, Kitayama the world renowned gardener in Japan. It represents Jodo the Pure Land style of Japanese garden in the current Heisei period. The garden stones are the same as the ones at the Old Imperial Palace in Kyoto and are placed piece by piece very carefully. It really matches the nature of Hokkaido. You will be able to look back at your life in this atmosphere while enjoying a bowl of powdered green tea.

You can see the Japanese garden while enjoying a bowl of powdered green tea.
You can see the Japanese garden while enjoying a bowl of powdered green tea.
The Nirvana Temple Hall
The Nirvana Temple Hall