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    Shinshō Zen Temple Privacy Policy

    At Shinshō Zen Temple (hereinafter referred to as "Shinshō-ji") we consider the protection of personal information to be one of the most important rights an individual has. The protection of a customer's rights is one of the foundations of Shinshō-ji, indeed it is a duty. The personal information protection policy of Shinshō-ji is set out as follows. All executives and employees of the company as well as collaborating third parties undergo thorough training with regard to the policy.

    1.Appropriate collection, use, provision, and entrustment of personal information.

    • 1)When collecting a user's personal information, it must be made clear to the user for what aim the information is being collected and the user's agreement must be received. The scope of use of the personal information must be pre-defined, and the handling of the information must be appropriate.
    • 2)In some cases, collected personal information may be provided to third parties in line with the stipulated uses of the information and within the pre-defined scope of use. In such cases the reason for collecting the information must be made clear, the agreement of the user must be received and the handling of the information must be appropriate.
    • 3)In some cases, collected personal information may be entrusted to third parties to ensure smooth running of the Shinshō-ji business. In such cases, third parties who adhere to adequate personal information protection policies must be selected and these protection standards must be drawn up in a contract to ensure appropriate handling of the information.

    2.Prevention and/or redress of loss, destruction, corruption, leaking or unauthorized access of personal information.

    Shinshō-ji carefully manages users' personal information and implements preventative measures against risks including corruption, leakage and unauthorized access. There are concrete rules for the appropriate handling of personal information and the company has appointed staff members who are responsible for their implementation.

    3.Adherence to Rules and Regulations concerning Personal Information

    All executives and employees of Shinshō-ji as well as collaborating third parties strictly adhere to all domestic and international rules and guidelines pertaining to the protection of personal information.

    4.Continuous improvement of personal information protection policies and of in-house regulations

    To ensure efficient implementation of personal information protection as required by society, the company is continuously improving its personal information protection policies and in-house guidelines.

    March 2005
    Mori Taikō Chief Priest of Shinshō Zen Temple

    The company may revise the above policies. All revisions will be published on this website.

    Personal information collected from users via the Shinshō Zen Temple website

    • The aim of this website is to provide information about Shinshō-ji. In some sections of the website, the user is asked to give personal information (questionnaires, inquiries, or when applying for employment, etc.). In most cases the user is asked to give his/her name, e-mail address, telephone number, and address. There are times when the site requests further information, but provision of this information is optional and the user only provides it with his/her consent. User information is never altered without the consent of the user.
    • Furthermore, when a user asks for disclosure of the personal information about him/herself, Shinshō-ji takes all measures to ensure that the user's privacy is respected in an appropriate fashion.

    Applicable Laws

    • This website is managed by Shinshō-ji.
    • The website can be accessed from countries around the world, each with their respective laws. However, for both the user and Shinshō-ji, irrespective of the different legal principles they may be under, the laws applicable to the use of this site will be the laws of Japan and the regulations of Hiroshima Prefecture.
    • Furthermore, Shinshō-ji does not make any declaration on this site stipulating that the content of the site is appropriate to the environment of the user. The site is accessed on the user's own free will, and the user takes full responsibility for his/her access.

    Guarantee and Limitation of Liability

    • The user takes responsibility for his/her use of the site. Shinshō-ji does not take responsibility for any damages or losses incurred due to use of the site or other sites linked to the site.

    Use of Cookies

    Cookies are used by the website to ensure greater ease of use for users when visiting the site for the second time. Cookies are pieces of information sent by the site to the user's browser, and these are stored in the user's computer. However, personal details which may allow for recognition of the user, such as the user's name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address are never included.
    Furthermore, stored cookies will have no detrimental effect on the user's computer. The user can set his/her browser so that it rejects cookies, and this has no detrimental effect on the browsing experience. For details on how to change the settings of your browser please direct inquiries to the software provider.

    Experiences and Relaxation

    Gokan-dō (Shinshō-ji udon)

    Information on the origins of and the way of eating Shinshō-ji udon.

    Gankū-in (Café)

    Enjoy green tea in an over 400 year-old thatched roof building moved to its present location from Eigen-ji.


    The bathhouse is one of the seven regular buildings of a traditional Zen temple. Visitors may take a bath there.

    About the admission fee

    About Shinshō-ji

    Shinshōji Zen Temple overview
    Introduction to Shinshōji Zen Temple (Rinzai sect Kennin-ji school)

    Temple office information
    Information on the Temple Office, designed by architect Fujimori Terunobu.

    Hibutsu-dō information
    An overview of the hall and how to use it.

    Shōshintei (Garden of the Appreciating Heart) information
    Information on Shinshō-ji's garden Shōshintei.