The Shakaden is a complex that serves as a meeting place and social center for Reiyukai members and for the local community. In Japanese, “Shakaden” means the “House of Shakyamuni.” It is a place where anyone can seek to further practice the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. It consists of the Main Hall, the Plaza, the Kotani Hall, various conference rooms, a cafeteria, a child care room, and a nurse’s office. After four years of construction, the Shakaden was completed in 1975.
The Mirokusan is nestled on the side of Togasa Mountain in the center of the Amagi Mountain Range on the Izu Peninsula, located about 900 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by natural beauty which is a far from the noise and bustle of the big cities. It was founded by Kimi Kotani and was completed in 1964. Here you will meet a mixture of people from all around the world. You will have the chance to exchange ideas and express your honest feelings, while in turn, hear others speak of their experiences. Everyone involved hopes to inspire and improve the relationships with their family, fellow workers, neighbors, and most importantly, improve their own personal development. Anyone who visits the Mirokusan can realize three things: 1. Discovering another side of you. 2. The methods of how to improve one’s self and the community. 3. The passion and determination to work for the sake of others.