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.
You can take photos of the buildings, but pointing your camera at monks is not allowed.
- 8:00 - 17:00
- No closing days
Access / 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.