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Eihei-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Eihei-ji Temple


Eihei-ji Temple was established in 1244 by Dogen Zenji. In the 350,000 square-meter precincts surrounded by 700 year-old cedars, there are over 70 buildings all connected by corridors.
About 200 monks are staying at the temple for training today and you can also stay here overnight or three-night to experience their life, waking up at 3:30 and going to bed at 21:00. (Reservation required)
You can take photos of the buildings, but pointing your camera at monks is not allowed.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 200 yen (Child)
  • Accommodation: Enquiry needed

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes from Eiheiji-guchi Station on the Echizen Railway Katsuyama Eiheiji Line by the bus bound for Eihei-ji. Get off at the last stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 5-15, Shihi, Eiheiji-cho Yoshida-gun, Fukui, 910-1228


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มานวี มะรุยะมะ @SPC_UK21796dM - 2020-07-17
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มานวี มะรุยะมะ @SPC_UK21796dM - 2020-07-07
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มานวี มะรุยะมะ @SPC_UK21796dM - 2020-06-29
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มานวี มะรุยะมะ @SPC_UK21796dM - 2020-06-15
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มานวี มะรุยะมะ @SPC_UK21796dM - 2020-05-24
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มานวี มะรุยะมะ @SPC_UK21796dM - 2020-05-12
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okamaso @okaman01 - 2018-11-24
EIHEI temple is a great place. https://t.co/caJFFo5LW5
じぉ_GiO878 @GiO_878_GiO - 2018-08-05
Good morning
Just arrived at Eihei -Ji,
The Zen temple https://t.co/XnykfUK16b
Star Of Mysore @Star_Of_Mysore - 2018-08-02
High in the mountains above the Sea of Japan [the East Sea], amidst lofty cedars is the “Eihei-ji Monastery” or “Te… https://t.co/nyCy0Z6Ken
yuko matsuzaki @yuko_matsuzaki - 2018-02-07
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ニノ @ninotaka20 - 2017-05-06
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Crystal Charm Room @chiemirosewins1 - 2016-09-03
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二都(名港グランプリクイーン) @nito_2ton - 2016-08-18
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二都(名港グランプリクイーン) @nito_2ton - 2016-08-18
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Aodh @AodhBC - 2016-06-10
@lacanlune Thank you, Marie. It's a snap of the grounds of a very large 'seminary' temple at Eihei-ji in Japan.
Aodh @AodhBC - 2016-06-10
@lacanlune Thank you, Marie. It's a snap of the grounds of a very large 'seminary' temple at Eihei-ji in Japan.
EdwardsNice @Edwards_Nice - 2016-06-09
Things will work out for you. Anytime.... teminds my living at Eihei Temple . I was happy with nothing material except The Temple itself
EdwardsNice @Edwards_Nice - 2016-05-18
@crystalhefner I lived like a monk for 1 year in 2010 at Eihei Temple.


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