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Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

5-10 Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun 910-1294, Fukui Prefecture
+81 776-63-3102
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So zen, so good!

This temple is very well preserved despite its history. We had a very good time walking the tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mint87
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Singapore, Singapore
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A working Zen Buddhist temple

A fascinating religious place to visit. Beautiful grounds and buildings. Our monk guide very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bowlcoach
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Topeka, Kansas
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5-10 Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun 910-1294, Fukui Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is very well preserved despite its history. We had a very good time walking the tour route and appreciating the architecture and atmosphere.

Thank mint87
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating religious place to visit. Beautiful grounds and buildings. Our monk guide very informative (through our interpreter). Very traditional and a “must” if you truly wish to learn about this order. Very Japanese.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

I have been to many temples in Japan (I was an exchange student here so when I say many I mean many) and Eiheiji is by far the best I have ever visited. It is so serene and beautiful and alive. The trees there are...More

1  Thank Mary H
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Everything about this place is on such a scale and quality of workmanship to impress. The reception hall with its 230 painted ceiling panels, the 460 year old tree section, the stairways, the memorial hall, the gardens and of course the Buddha Hall.

Thank Charlie S
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Eiheiji temple was bit out of the way from Fukui city but well connected by public transport. After a half hour ride on the Echizen Railway, hourly buses provided connection to the temple. Less frequent direct buses from Fukui station were also available. The street...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

I saw this temple in autumn when the leaves were in their full majesty. Being a southern California girl, that was the first time that I had seen so many bright changing leaves so up close. My whole time in and around the temple grounds...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

The temple is a little out of the way up in the hills. Hidden by trees so that despite its size cannot be seen from the road. Is a working temple and a large number of monks around on this visit. I think some kind...More

3  Thank WorcesterMoray
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Take the bus from the main Fukui train station. Self-guided tour through the temple. Serene wooded grounds. Well maintained buildings. Once in a while you see a monk scurrying about. Strick about their privacy and no photo policy. Lots of tourist shops. Try the sesame...More

2  Thank peripatetic845
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Found out that the monastery offer one night temple stay on their website. For foreigners it is required to hire a guide from a designated organisation (check temple website for details) during the stay. The temple management will not allow any non Japanese speaking participants...More

8  Thank Eleen C
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

The temple grounds are extensive and require a lot of walking and stairs. A brochure is provided upon entry, available in Japanese or English. It is very explanatory but is helpful to be accompanied by a Goodwill Guide or someone else who is knowledgable about...More

2  Thank HonoluluTraveler_9
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ketanosho
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
At Fukui station board the Eiheiji Liner bus out the East exit, which gets you there in 30 mins for 720 yen one way.
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Kristen M
November 10, 2015|
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Response from Vanessa Y | Reviewed this property |
I prefer to really take my time at any one place ... I enjoyed strolling around the grounds ... having a seat in order to soak up a little of the atmosphere ... and taking 100's of photo's of this and that, so I needed 3... More
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