Myoshinji Temple in Kyoto is a head temple of one of Zen group.
There are many small temples inside Myoshinji temple.
At one of the temples in there, you can learn the Zen cooking “Shojin dishes”.
I went to the Zen cooking class.
Based on Buddhist discipline, they can not eat the meats and stimulating foods.
The main ingredients are vegetables, bean products such as tofu, and rice.
Although it is a vegetarian meal, the vegetarian dishes that are carefully cooked and well seasoned are very delicious and look like luxury food.
You can eat vegetarian food without learning.
You can also stay overnight.
Syojin lunch at Zen temple (Special vegetarian lunch)
(Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) 2,500 yen (tax included)
Syojin: 4,000-6,000 yen
Stay 1 night and 2 meals 6,600 yen (tax included)
One night with breakfast 5,500 yen (tax included)
Shojin cooking class 3,500 yen (tax included)Shojin cooking class
3 people or more for Syojin lunch (reservation required by 2 days before)
You can cook and eat in the cooking classes.
The teacher is a priest.
It’s very fun and delicious.