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Eiheiji, Eiheiji-cho

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. See Eiheiji and all Eiheiji-cho has to offer by arranging your trip with our Eiheiji-cho vacation planner.
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  • The Temple of Eiheiji in Fukui Sightseeing 外senai. Adults 500 yen, can experience Zazen and Shakyo experiences. Been misled on the map and changed 0/2013 from Fukui Kita Internet South of the nearest location, old car, it was.
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  • I went for the first time. My heart was washed. Greatness is the greatness of the temple came through, so that although many monks have been trained. Go to everyone come and wash my heart.
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  • The head temple of the Soto sect. Parking is from 400 Yen 1000 yen in the Center Gift Shop parking lot. To find parking once again in a u-turn and much closer to the temple. Beijing may be good to look at the bus terminal. Eihei-ji Temple is very good. Tour the buildings connected by corridor. Mind is washed daily.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must see a huge cedar tree over 700 years old. That was a heart-touching moment.
  • Stand tall to go through hundreds of wooden steps and pray to Buddha for my fatigued waste. And it really became better then.
  • 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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