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Eiheiji, Eiheiji-cho
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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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  • Different from the air flow and the temples of Kyoto and Nara tourism Temple and underestimated. Is going out of town and many large trees, feel the history. Including the temple town and the serene atmosphere fills the air. No sense of snobbery, like asking the world benefits tend to be authoritarian, Temple of the tourist said, is good. However there is also the structure of the building, but seasonably terrible cold cold pulled. And if you enjoy in winter visits should be avoided or.
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  • At the Temple in the mountains, and dotted with parking hard to understand, so care is required. Become like free parking near the temple is open souvenir shop, and buy a souvenir. Price is 400 Yen. Temple admission adult 500 yen per person; Is stair coverings and display the route visits, because it stands on the slopes. Many of the street took about 30 minutes.
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  • This lovely Zen monastery is a bit out of the way. We hired a car to reach it . The monastery is large and working so you will see monks going about their business. It is set in small town which is ge...  more »
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  • Very peaceful place. Did 3 nights 4 days training and absolutely great experience!!! Can appreciate their simple yet great Vegetarian cuisine
  • Absolutely incredible experience! If you have the chance to stay overnight and participate in a Zazen training programme I can't recommend it enough. It's tough, but the things you learn and experience you gain from doing so is something you won't easily find anywhere else! The temple grounds itself will leave you in awe, and you can easily imagine them being used in film. I was here in summer, but I can imagine both autumn and winter as being spectacular, breathtaking sceneries. I can't recommend Eiheiji enough!
  • Been filled other than by shopping more than 1000 yen parking free said is thought to be honest-but of course... and and what better pass, or go on foot if you disagree with the quotations mentioning I myself (laughs). Land to Park even trash out tourist operation is not free. Tourists visit the famous temple to profit contribution in that area residents of is old it is not it? Of entrusting it to lock the drive... are the fellows who run away in the past because guess... went to the rain of the season of the fresh green is very nice. Want to revisit during this season. Hope the nokyo-sho.
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  • Modern rather than what I had imagined back out. Shocking Temple priest all seemed like a businessman. There is very much worth a visit.
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  • Hmm I. Chau says this and that or donation story is why 500 yen admission fee also will be taken? I'm training the monks? The AH. But it never asked me to practice what I wish. Of all the so is not would the term "priest 丸儲ke" is the monks of the world image I'm earning quite because there was originally no good in themselves thought temples like this might (as I have). See the monk seems to practice in a fat fine feeling, or slippers inside the temple to walk and I feel doubts. I never didn't get. Even though many of the Halloween and Christmas and Easter, we joined what do not believe in religion, but, once in a while visit the from's French travellers to feel I'm not praying. Oh, during their visit to a shrine in wear bedroom slippers and helpful (fastidious people who especially). Parking area is 400-500 yen is the price. I walked from Eiheiji Temple 5-6 minutes "one off" that parked free of charge, in the shop and tea. This one closed shop parking if you're one who closed access (let's shop right or something) it's free. Other stores ' car key deposit "or" ¥ 1,000 or more shopping at free parking "or, one never closed. 400 Yen is taken up in the car, if one feels like people drank Coca-Cola Cup but in the holiday special. Thing aside, China's story is a traditional village deep in the mountains, such as world heritage sites and from the registered and from there around the souvenir shops and tourist shops are coming, results by the attraction of the goodness of the original lost. There is no think nothing really in shame.
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