Meditation in Northwest Kyoto

A subtemple of Myōshin-ji, Shunkō-in is run by a monk who has studied abroad and made it his mission to introduce foreigners to his temple and Zen Buddhism. Regular introductory meditation classes are held in English; check the website for the schedule. You can also stay overnight in the accommodation here.

Tea ceremony (¥5500, 90 minutes) and Japanese calligraphy (¥3500, 90 minutes) courses are also on offer; check the website for schedules.