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
English, Chinese, Korean, and Thai pamphlets available
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