Welcome to ShunkoIn Temple, a Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan.

I am Takafumi Kawakami, the deputy head priest of Shunkoin Temple.

Shunkoin is a place of reflection, where we explore and teach Zen meditation & mindfulness.

Practice at Shunkoin is open to all who are curious and wish to know themselves more deeply.

Learn the practice of zen meditation from a priest who has taught around the world, including places such as TEDxKyoto and Ideo.

Our short courses give the core concepts to begin looking inside.

Stay with us, and begin a several day journey to gain an even deeper insight.

Learn more about our guest house >

Spend your special day with us. Marriages, dedications... All love is equal.

I speak around the world about mindfulness & creativity... if you would like to share these ideas at your event, get in touch.