Shōganji Zen Retreat Deposit Payment:
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2. Select the correct number of nights you plan to stay times the number of guests attending.
3. Follow the prompts and enter your payment information.
Essential Booking Information
5 night minimum stay requirement for all guests. *
30-night maximum stay. Longer stays considered upon request*
OFF-Site Activities are optional and may involve additional cost. *
Payments of balance are generally made in cash once at the retreat. *
Rates shown are for ONE GUEST, not one room. There is no reduction in cost if you choose to share a room. *
* For additional explanation of these points see our FAQ section.
Rooms are always private in the sense that we never put strangers together in the same room. Although you do have the option to share a room with your travel companion(s) if you choose.
Limitation of Liability: By booking a stay at Shōganji Zen Retreat and choosing to stay at Shōganji Zen Retreat you agree to and consent to the Zen Retreat Waiver of Liability.
Refunds or Changes to booking: Deposits are non-refundable and are limited to the dates confirmed at the time of the deposit. We try our best to accommodate necessary changes to your itinerary or modifications to your travel plans, however we cannot guarantee that your preferred dates, should you request a change, will be available.
Enjoy your stay!
Shōganji Zen Retreat nightly rate: JPY 8,500
Deposit is Y1000 per night or 11.76% of total stay cost. There are no additional fees or taxes.
Before making your deposit payment, please be sure that you have followed all the steps on the 'Book Your Stay' page of the Zen Retreat website. Please direct all inquiries here: ShoganjiZenRetreat@gmail.com
The balance due should be paid directly to the retreat
in cash, in person, at the time of your stay. Please do not pay it in advance. See the chart below for exact amounts corresponding to the length of your stay. Common questions regarding our payment policies are also answered below.
# of nights - total cost - deposit - balance due
5 nights stay Y 42,500 Y 5,000 Y 37,500
6 nights stay Y 51,000 Y 6,000 Y 45,000
7 nights stay Y 59,500 Y 7,000 Y 52,500
8 nights stay Y 68,000 Y 8,000 Y 60,000
9 nights stay Y 76,500 Y 9,000 Y 67,500
10 night stay Y 85,000 Y10,000 Y 75,000
11 night stay Y 93,500 Y11,000 Y 82,500
12 night stay Y102,000 Y12,000 Y 90,000
13 night stay Y110,500 Y13,000 Y 97,000
14 night stay Y119,000 Y14,000 Y105,000
15 night stay Y127,500 Y15,000 Y112,500
16 night stay Y136,000 Y16,000 Y120,000
17 night stay Y144,500 Y17,000 Y127,500
18 night stay Y153,000 Y18,000 Y135,000
19 night stay Y161,500 Y19,000 Y142,500
20 night stay Y170,000 Y20,000 Y150,000
21 night stay Y178,500 Y21,000 Y157,500
22 night stay Y187,000 Y22,000 Y165,000
23 night stay Y195,500 Y23,000 Y172,500
24 night stay Y204,000 Y24,000 Y180,000
25 night stay Y212,500 Y25,000 Y187,500
26 night stay Y221,000 Y26,000 Y195,000
27 night stay Y229,500 Y27,000 Y202,500
28 night stay Y238,000 Y28,000 Y210,000
29 night stay Y246,500 Y29,000 Y217,500
30 night stay Y255,000 Y30,000 Y225,000
Common Questions about Zen Retreat payment policies
Q: Paying The Balance In Full: When do I pay the balance of my stay? Do I need to pay the whole balance in cash on arrival?
A: We suggest that you make some substantial part of your payment in Japanese cash on arrival, but you can pay the rest as you go, at any time during your stay. We're happy to help get you to an ATM when you need one. Just ask. We'll make it happen.
(USE the chart above to determine the exact balance due at the time of your stay.)
Q: Paying In Foreign Currency: Do you accept payment in dollars or other foreign currency?
A: We definitely prefer Japanese Yen, in cash, as payment, however, foreign currency can be exchanged at a nearby bank, or you can simply withdraw Yen at an ATM. We suggest that if you need to exchange foreign currency, that you do so in Oita or Fukuoka, not at a smaller bank near the retreat. You will get much better and faster service.
Q: Paying Your Balance in YEN: Where can I obtain Japanese Yen to make payment for my stay?
A: "International" ATMs can be found at Post offices and some other locations, where you can easily use most foreign debit cards and major credit cards to withdraw Japanese currency. Jiho can easily drive you to one of these machines if necessary. For stays of more than a few days, please take your daily or weekly withdrawal limits into account when planning your payment(s).
Q: Full Payment In Cash: Why do you prefer payments in cash (Japanese Yen)?
A: Two reasons: 1) Temples in Japan traditionally receive payments and donations in cash. 2) The retreat is a micro-business with a very personal touch and a small number of guests. Cash keeps things simple for us and lowers costs for everyone.
Q: Electronic/Online Payments In Full: What if I absolutely need to make full payment for my stay in advance; electronically, or by credit card? (For example; if someone else who will not be attending will be paying for your stay such as a parent, employer, or family member.)
A: We understand that electronic prepayment may sometimes be necessary.
The only option offered at this time is PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must request permission in writing before making full payment for your stay by PayPal. Please pay in Japanese Yen by selecting the correct currency on PayPal. Do not pay in other currency as the conversion will be imprecise. PayPal charges us extra fees and these fees will be passed on to you. Please ask us beforehand and we will let you know your total with the additional fees added.
Alternately, we could accept an international money order or certified cheque, but these forms of payment must be completely cleared by the source financial institution before your stay begins.