A Two-Star Zen Temple

Built on a large quiet patch of land, surrounded by 700 year old trees, sits Eiheiji Temple. From the early morning hours, Buddhist monks sit "zazen" just as the original monks that lived here did 750 years ago. Even without a reservation, visitors can try sitting "zazen" and practice writing Buddhist sutras. (Be aware, the temple is closed sometimes, however.) There's even a special room set aside for foreign visitors who would like to try sitting "zazen".

Address 5-15 Shihi, Eiheiji, Yoshida, Fukui Prefecture 910-1228

〒 910-1228 福井県吉田郡永平寺町志比5-15

Route 1
JR Limited Express Shirasagi (platform 4) Nagoya-Fukui (2h 10m)
Go to the bus stop for Eiheiji after taking the Fukui station east exit.
Keifuku Bus Eihiji Liner Fukui-Eiheiji-mae (30m)

Route 2
JR Limited Express Shirasagi (platform 4) Nagoya-Fukui (2h 10m)
Echizen Railway Katsuyama Eiheiji Line Fukui-Eiheiji-guchi (25m)
Keifuku Bus for "Eiheiji-Monzen" or "Eiheiji" Eiheijimae-Last stop
Walk 5 minutes after getting off the bus.

Business hours

May–Oct 8am–5:30pm
Nov–April 8:30am-5pm


Open Year-Round





Supported languages

English, Chinese, Korean, and Thai pamphlets available


Prayer Fee
Adults ¥500
Children ¥200

Average visit length

1 hour

Websites Official Sitehttps://daihonzan-eiheiji.com/en/
Supported languageshttp://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/k-yuukyaku/pamphlet/pamphlet.html

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