Would you like to visit the 2000 tatami hall
- the largest tatami room in the world?

The 2000 tatami mat hall in the True Pure Land Buddhist school, Shinrankai, is located in Imizu City, Toyama, Japan.

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If you would like to know the schedule of events at Shinrankai, or if you would like to visit the hall please contact us using the form below.

Japanese Buddhist teacher, Shinran, emphasized the importance of listening to Buddhist teachings and encouraged us to do so. People from all over Japan and around the world gather in the 2000 tatami hall to listen to the teachings of Master Shinran.

You can attend lectures or just visit the largest tatami room in the world.

You can attend lectures or just visit the largest tatami room in the world. Shinrankai provides interpreters and guides in various languages such as English, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Korean.
* Please apply in advance.

Tour course (60 minutes)

  • Weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00
  • Languages: Japanese, Chinese, English, etc...
  • Please make a reservation using the application form. Individuals and groups may both apply.
  • A souvenir is given to participants.

Listening to the lecture course

Various lectures are held daily in the 2000 tatami hall. Interpretation is available in Chinese, English, Portuguese and other languages.
Please apply in advance if you want to listen through translation. Please contact us using the application form for a detailed schedule.

Traditional events
(May / August / October)

There are three major traditional yearly events in True Pure Land Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu).
  • Spring Event: The Congregation to Celebrate Master Shinran's Birth in May.
  • Autumn Event: Congregation for Repaying Gratitude to Master Shinran in Octoder and memorial lecture in August.

Sunday lectures by Kentetsu Takamori-sensei

Kentetsu Takamori has been teaching True Pure Land Buddhism, which was revealed by Master Shinran, for the last 70 years. He is the founder of the Jodo Shinshu Shinrankai.
He explains difficult Buddhist terms carefully in easy-to-understand modern language.

Other teacher's lectures (weekdays, weekends and holidays)

Buddhist teachers who are specialized in the True Pure Land teaching and its correct sharing also give lectures in the 2000 tatami hall.

Inquiries regarding event dates and visits

If you would like to know the schedule of events at Shinrankai, or if you would like to visit the hall please contact us using the form below.
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About Jodo Shinshu

Jodo Shinshu is known as the largest Buddhist school in Japan.
The history of Jodo Shinshu Shinrankai begins 800 years ago when Master Shinran was alive.
Throughout Master Shinran's 90-year lifetime, he taught only "A path for any person to become truly happy", the Vow of Amida Buddha.
500 years later the teaching of Master Shinran was spread throughout the country by Master Rennyo.
Jodo Shinshu Shinrankai took over this teaching of Master Shinran and continues to share it around the world explaining it accurately and in an ease to understand way.

General information about Shinrankai Center

Shinrankai Center (Imizu City, Toyama Prefecture) is surrounded by peaceful nature and flowers in the spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is located within a 3-minute drive of the Hokuriku Expressway Kosugi Interchange.

One of the largest LED screens and excellent sound equipment along with other advanced technologies provide an optimal environment in which to listen to the teaching in the 2000 tatami mat hall.

Large screen

The size of the large screen on the stage is 30 tatami mats. Even if you sit in the back of the 2000 tatami hall, you can clearly see the letters on the blackboard of the stage.

Flat speakers

The "flat speaker" used in the 2000 tatami hall is a special speaker that transmits sound without diminishing; in this way you can clearly hear the lecture even at the back of the hall.

Electronic blackboards

Four electronic blackboards are installed on the left and right sides of the stage and can instantly display Buddhist words explained in the lecture. Letters can be circled or highlighted by special pen.

Barrier-free

The Shinrankai Center is designed for wheelchair users and physically challenged people.

Medical office

There is a doctor on staff in the medical room on the 1st floor of the main hall. AED and ostomate facilities are also available.

Children's room

During the lecture you can leave your child with a staff nanny.

Interpretation booth

You can listen to lectures with simultaneous interpretation in English, Chinese and Portuguese. You can borrow a special receiver. Please apply in advance.

Parking lot

The Shinrankai Center has a large free parking lot. There are also shuttle buses from the nearest stations: Kosugi Station, Takaoka Station, and Shin-Takaoka Station.

Garden

You can enjoy a beautiful Japanese garden next to the Center.

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