See a landmark and functional center of Soto Zen Buddhism at Eiheiji, a historic and important temple complex. Founded in 1244 CE by Eihei Dogen, a monk considered the founder of the school in the country, the complex includes a training monastery with more than 200 monks and nuns in residence. The bronze temple bell dates back to 1327, and represents one of the main things to see during a visit to the temple. Upon entry to the temple, you'll be handed a list of rules that must be adhered to at all times during the visit. Plan your visit to Eiheiji and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Eiheiji-cho day trip tool .
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mj48southwindOctober 3, 2017
いちどは行きたいと思っていましたがやっと訪問できました。ここは伊勢神宮や東大寺、清水寺など日本を代表する神社仏閣の一つに入るに充分な規模と風格を持った寺社であろうと改めて感心しました。もともとは曹洞宗の総本山で修行の場。ですから若い修行僧がたくさん居て、鎌倉の建長寺などと同じです。しかしその規模も凛とした風格もこちらが上と思いました。 各お堂を巡れるように通路が配してあり殆どそのすべてに通じて... more »We finally visited wanted to go once. With temples and shrines with sufficient size and style here goes to one of the shrines and temples representing the Ise Jingu Shrine, todaiji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Japan was impressed all over again. Originally is the head temple of Soto Zen training. So there were many young monks, are the same as kencho-JI in Kamakura. But even the stately proportions and the thought on here. Each passage and the onto almost all routes in the Hall way. Garden buildings is also good is all over the place is stunning. Staircase corridor connecting between them because there is lot of temples along the slopes of the mountains making seems to be Zen simple will be impressed with the design and stunning. I'd always feel in the Temple of the Zen sect, are always impressed the youthful Verve.
ST322September 24, 2017
近くまで行ったので、曹洞宗の大本山である永平寺にお参りに行って来ました。 隅々までピカピカに磨かれているので、とても良い空気が流れている空間です。 そこにいるだけでリラックスできるので次回はゆっくりしてきたいと思います。 新しい宿坊も建設中だったので、そこに泊まってお参りするのもいいですね。 more »Eiheiji Temple because I got close to the sect to went. It is a space has been polished thoroughly, so very good air flow. I think there just relaxing so next time you want to have slowly. Staying at there new shukubo was under construction, so it is good to pray.
zunzunpaiSeptember 23, 2017
伽藍はすばらしい，見応えもある。修行僧の皆さんも，草取りなどたくさん仕事をされており，日頃の禅寺の様子がうかがえる。しかし残念なのは，自由に行動できるのは，お堂とそれをつなぐ廊下のみ。外から庭を見たり，山門を見たり，行く年来る年で頻出の鐘楼をそばで見るということができないのがとても残念。 more »Temple is also fabulous, impressive. Monks too, such as lots of weeding work, is a Zen Temple's look. But unfortunately, you are free to act, only Hall and corridors connecting it to. Really too bad that can't see by frequent belfry in pleasing watching from outside the garden, watching the gate.
Adrian DoleMarch 25, 2017
Absolutely stunning temple and surroundings. Very different aesthetic style from the colorful temples in Tokyo - everything is more understated. The inside of the temple is just as beautiful. Unlike many temples popular with tourists, this one is still very functional. Monks roam the halls and you can sign up for meditation training.
King LeeDecember 2, 2016
Just beautiful, words can't really describe it. You have to come check this temple out if you're in the area. Please be respectful when you're here.
Fumiatsu SatoApril 30, 2017
Must see a huge cedar tree over 700 years old. That was a heart-touching moment.
Yu Tzu WuFebruary 6, 2017
Stand tall to go through hundreds of wooden steps and pray to Buddha for my fatigued waste. And it really became better then.
Magara MaedaJuly 13, 2016
Very peaceful place. Did 3 nights 4 days training and absolutely great experience!!! Can appreciate their simple yet great Vegetarian cuisine
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