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See a landmark and functional center of Soto Zen Buddhism at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, 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 Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Eiheiji-cho day trip tool.
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple reviews
Since I had the day free, I went to the train station to get a ticket to Eiheiji. The ticket agent said, once there, I’ll need to get a bus and the bus is not scheduled to meet the first train... more »
We did this as a trip from Kanazawa - it was pretty straightforward and took about 1 1/2 hours total to get there - by train to Fukui, then bus to Eiheiji, then a 10 minute walk to the temple... more »
A chill, peaceful space to hang out for a few hours.
A quiet and peaceful temple, modeat, with a sense of humblness, will revisit if have chance
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