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Join the Zen Wellness Program and Rejuvenate Yourself amid The Vast Nature of Awaji Island!
Zenbo Seinei, located on Awaji Island along the 135th meridian east, where mystical energy flows, is a masterpiece designed by the world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban, recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize. The 100-meter-long cedar viewing deck offers a mesmerizing 360-degree panorama, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the serene surroundings. Amidst the tranquility of this exceptional space, visitors can rejuvenate their minds and body amidst the pristine sunshine, fresh air, and lush greenery, complemented by the Zen wellness program.
The day trip plan includes a Zenbo lunch, Zen calligraphy, Zen tea, Zen aromatherapy, and two Zen wellness sessions. The Zen wellness program also includes yoga and meditation.
The Zen lunch is supervised by Chef Nobuaki Fushiki, who specializes in fermentation cuisine.
Participation in the Zen wellness program also provides the opportunity to experience Zenbo Cuisine. Zenbo cuisine is an original culinary art of Zenbo Seinei using no sugar, oil, dairy products, flour, or animal products. Seasonings are fermented for one to three years in a unique brewing process. Miso, soy sauce, mirin, and other seasonings are obtained directly from the brewery to ensure a continuous fermentation process.
Zen calligraphy offers a sense of peace through the act of writing, character by character with every brushstroke. This session uses the copybook of the famed calligrapher, Shisyu.
Through Zen tea, you can discover the heart of “omotenashi”, Japan’s unique spirit of hospitality.
Through Zen aromatherapy, you can sharpen your senses and “listen” to the scent, experiencing a moment of deep inner peace.
For those who prefer to enjoy a sunset and starry skies, try an evening program of 3.5 hours from 16:30 to 20:00.
A day plan with a moving meditation “Surya Namaskar（Sun Salutations)” and Vinyasa Yoga which connects awareness with movement and breathing is also offered on some days.
Zen Wellness Program’s Schedule
10:30 AM Reception with refreshments
11:30 AM ZEN Wellness
12:40 PM Zenbo Cuisine
2:15 PM ZEN Wellness
3:00 PM Check out
|2594-5 Aza-Banaka, Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
Closed: Varies depending on a month. Please inquire.