Eihei-ji Temple was founded by the Zen Master Dogen in 1244. For over 770 years it has been regarded as the symbolic center for Zen training and is still considered the most rigorous of all Zen sect schools. Inside the temple, seven buildings essential for ascetic training practices are connected by corridors. Here visitors can observe the monks engaging in rigorous daily ascetic training. The buildings appear to be arranged in the shape of person in meditation, with the Houdou Hall as the head and the Butsuden Hall as the heart. At Hakujukan near Eihei-ji Temple, visitors can experience zazen with temple lodging and authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine on offer.

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Website https://daihonzan-eiheiji.com/en/
Highlight You can experience zazen and shakyo at Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple.
Experience content You can experience zazen and shakyo at Eiheiji Temple. Forget the bustle of day to day life, take a moment to let your mind relax and return to a calm state.
Tour style Self-guided
Price Admission Fees - Adult: 500 yen - Elementary and junior high school students: 200 yen - Seven years old or under: free Zazen experience: 500 yen per person Shakyo experience: 1,000 yen per person
Payment Method Cash
Publication time Opening Hours 8:30 to 17:00 The hours may vary according to the monastic schedule.
Time required for Stay , Exprerience Both Zazen and Shakyo takes about 1 hour
Closed Open all year round EXCEPT January 1st. In some cases the temple may be unable to accommodate your requested dates and times, due to Eiheiji Temple events, etc.
Parking Lot There is a public car park in front of the temple. Car park No. 1: Approx. 50 spacesCar park No. 2: Approx. 60 spacesCar park No. 3: Approx. 70 spacesLarge buses can be parked in all car parks.
Merchandise Availability / Food Availability No
Receiving target Individuals Groups Observation and training groups Schools * Open to members of the industry
Pamphlet English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional) and KoreanInterpreters, tour guides: please inquire
Wi-fi No
Barrier free correspondence Yes
Reservation(Need / No Needed) Apply by phone to Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple general reception
Reservation window TEL: +81-776-63-3102
Traffic access Approx. 30 minutes on Eiheiji Liner (direct bus service) from Fukui Station
Postal code 910-1228
Contact address Shihi 5-15, Eiheiji Town , Yoshida County, Fukui Prefecture
Contact information TEL:+81-776-63-3102
Official website https://daihonzan-eiheiji.com/en/