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Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

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Address: 5-10 Shihi, Yoshida-gun, Eiheiji-cho 910-1294, Fukui Prefecture
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+81 776-63-3102

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Peaceful and elegant

It is a temple with beautiful landscape. The area around the temple is nice and peaceful. The atmosphere is great.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a temple with beautiful landscape. The area around the temple is nice and peaceful. The atmosphere is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Eiheiji is wonderfully nestled in a cedar forest. It is a huge temple community with more than 70 buildings and a working monastery. Monks are trained here and visitors are expected to act respectfully. English-language brochures are available as you explore the temple complex, including the Sanmon Gate and Buddha Hall. I came here as part of a trip to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Historical and well maintained temple that represents Fukui prefecture. I visited when there were turning leaves and it was very quiet, calm and relaxing to walk around.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 geared for pilgrims and visitors. The gardens are very attractive and the size and grandeur of the buildings... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The nature is beautiful, and the temple is nice, and big. But it's really interesting to see the monks running around doing their daily work: carrying things, preparing food, explaining the temple to guests, knocking bugs off of the gates, etc. It's just not something you usually get to see. BUT don't take the monks' pictures! Strictly looking only.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Usually not many tourists come to Gifu, there is not much to see, but... Eiheiji temple is definitely one of the best temples I saw in Japan. Great views, deep zen philosophy, and it's a real functioning one, so you may see many monks in their daily routine. One tip, there are many souvenir shops on the way to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

There are many buildings including 7 main ones like main hall, living room, kitchen, bath room, toilet, and so on. About 200 monks are training . They get up at 3:30 every day . We can stay here for a few days. The atomosphire is special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This place is an architectural gem hidden deep in mountains of Fukui. It's worth the time and hassle to get there because the experience is out of this world.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I had a marvelous time at the Eiheiji Temple. Easy to get there in 40 minute trip by bus from Fukui. The buildings are exquisite. The monks are fascinating. I got to watch a memorial service and even participate a little. Don't miss the cemetery outside, in back of the Temple. And then walk high past the damn to a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Has lost none of its charm after multiple visits. Still fascinating, and full of details, that may be missed and discovered on repeat visits. Have visited in the sun, snow, and now in incredibly heavy rain - the temple was very atmospheric in the rain. No problem walking around the temple, as all is inside or covered. Eiheiji, Japan's largest... More 

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