CORONA VIRUS Update: Event Changes 8.1.2021

The Re-Opening committee met September 15th and has decided that the Betsuin meeting facilities will still remain closed for the time being.

We’re continuing to operate more cautiously than the State and County guidelines; the Betsuin is adhering to the following guidelines and capacity limits.  We’re resuming in person office hours on weekdays and weekends.

Office Hours & Guidelines

  • Weekday Office Hours: Monday through Friday   8:30am-5:00pm

  • Weekend Office Hours: Saturday and Sunday   8:30am-4:30pm

  • Highly encourage advance notice for in person visits

  • You may be asked to wait outside if we’re helping other visitors.

Service/Ceremony Guidelines

  • Sunday services and special holiday services will remain virtual through the summer.

  • Offering in person Hondo (Temple) weddings, funerals and memorial services limited to 100 attendees plus the officiating minister(s).

  • Virtual memorial and funeral services are available as an option or to supplement in person services.

  • No contact receiving lines are required.

  • No Otoki/Refreshments are allowed at this time.

  • The Nokotsudo and Betsuin office is open by advance appointment on weekdays and weekends; we’ll do our best to accommodate walk-in visits.

To schedule services or make appointments, office staff can be reached by email ( or by phone (408-293-9292). We’re here to help as much as we can. If we’re not able to answer your phone call, please leave us a message.

We’ll revisit our reopening capacity on a monthly basis. We’re not completely out of the woods and remember everything we learned during the pandemic. Everyone is experiencing life outside their homes and getting back into the world together. Friendliness and courtesy will make excursions safe and enjoyable. Be safe and well!