Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Eiheiji-cho

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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  • Because it is a famous temple, there are many visitors, but whenever you go, your heart rests. Please be prepared to go out because there is a considerable stairway of the temple or the worship course.
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  • It was written in the picture, but it was an area that I could not imagine from the entrance. I was very impressed with the mossy feeling and the thick and very tall cedar!
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  • 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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