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Soto Zen Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

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The temple was founded as a Zen training hall in 1244 by Soto Zen founder Dogen Zenji. There are more than 70 large and small buildings on the grounds, and the shichido garan complex of halls connected by corridors is a large building that is indispensable for everyday meditation. The Rurishobokaku museum has a number of treasures on display that include the Fukan zazengi, Dogen Zenji's essay on the practice of Zen, which is a national treasure.
In 2015, the French Michelin Green Guide Japan gave the temple a 2-star rating.

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Street address

5-15 Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui Prefecture

Access

Route1

  • Bus from JR Fukui Station East Exit (Keifuku Bus direct bus Eiheiji Liner)
    Around 30 minutes

Route2

  • Around 13 minutes by bus bound for Eiheijimon-mae or Eiheiji from Eiheijiguchi Station on the Katsuyama Eiheiji Line of the Echizen Railway

Opening Hours

8:30-17:00
*Changes depending on the season

Closed

Open all year

Website

https://daihonzan-eiheiji.com/en/

Best season

All year

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The temple also offers zazen meditation, sutra transcription, and sanro overnight stay experiences.
*Please contact Daihonzan Eiheiji in advance.

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