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Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

5-10 Shihi, Yoshida-gun, Eiheiji-cho 910-1294, Fukui Prefecture
+81 776-63-3102
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Temple stay in the 750 years old monastery

Found out that the monastery offer one night temple stay on their website. For foreigners it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eleen C
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Temple visit with an active monastery

The temple grounds are extensive and require a lot of walking and stairs. A brochure is provided... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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5-10 Shihi, Yoshida-gun, Eiheiji-cho 910-1294, Fukui Prefecture
+81 776-63-3102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found out that the monastery offer one night temple stay on their website. For foreigners it is required to hire a guide from a designated organisation (check temple website for details) during the stay. The temple management will not allow any non Japanese speaking participants...More

Thank Eleen C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The temple grounds are extensive and require a lot of walking and stairs. A brochure is provided upon entry, available in Japanese or English. It is very explanatory but is helpful to be accompanied by a Goodwill Guide or someone else who is knowledgable about...More

Thank HonoluluTraveler_9
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Chaicharn D
Reviewed 26 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...More

1  Thank warren D
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Enjoydifference
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank Cookingali
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...More

Thank hadaka_naked
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Irina M
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...More

Thank Yo-Chan1
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank novemberrain13
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Kristen M
How long should we reserve to spend at the temple?
11 November 2015|
Response from Vanessa Y | Reviewed this property |
I prefer to really take my time at any one place ... I enjoyed strolling around the grounds ... having a seat in order to soak up a little of the atmosphere ... and taking 100's of photo's of this and that, so I needed 3... More
Beverly K
Hello. Is it possible to stay overnight at the temple? If so, how do I make a reservation? How much does it cost per night for one person?
19 October 2015|
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Response from KlapauciusJapan | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I tried to post a link to their page, but TripAdvisor doesn't seem to allow posting links. You should be able to find the page if you search "eiheiji temple stay" on Google. Here's the information copied from their... More