Chouanji Temple Soto Zen Temple

Choan-ji “everlasting peace temple” Choan-ji was founded in 1505, during the warring period. The founder of Choan-ji is Juten Eiko Daiosho. Choan-ji was first sponsored by Masaki Tokishige, a feudal lord of the Masaki Family; and later, his daughter and wife of Satomi Yoshiyori of the Satomi Family, Goinkyo sama, helped in solidifying the foundations of the temple.


The Soto Zen School transmits the true (Buddhist) Dharma from Shakyamuni Buddha through the Ancestors. The Soto Zen School endeavors to transmit the true Buddha Dharma that has been handed down generation after generation through our line of Ancestors from the founder of the doctrine, Shakyamuni Buddha, to the present day.


Zazen means ‘sitting meditation’.
Chouanji offers lessons in English for beginners and can have sessions of up to 80 people at one time. Reservations is needed to participate. (04-7097-1255)
Please call for more information.

Fee:  please call for more details

Things to bring: Please come wearing comfortable clothing
*There is no air conditioning so dress according to the season.


1597 Miyayama, Kamogawa-shi Chiba prefecture


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