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Daihonzan Eiheiji

5-15, Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshidagun, Fukui, 910-1294

Phone: +81(0)776-63-3640 Fax: +81(0)776-63-3631
Eiheiji is open every day to visitors from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Admission is 500 yen and no reservation is necessary.However, as Eiheiji is a traditional Soto Zen training monastery, possibilities for overnight stays and retreats are very limited. Foreign applicants who would like to stay at Eiheiji need to make the reservation at least one month prior to your arrival. In order to make reservation, please obtain the information by writing us your request to the International Department. Please in the letter indicate your name, address, telephone number including your country code, fax number and e-mail address for us to reach you. Please also includes your desirable date to stay, the number of the guests and how many rooms you need. For your stay at Eiheiji, English speakers or interpreters are not always available. If you would like to assure to have interpreter, please make the reservation through the Fukui Tour Guides Association: guidebooking@fukuitourguides.org.

Daihonzan Eiheiji Details
PrefectureFukui
Head PriestRev. Taiho Fukuyama Zenji
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Access By JR train: From Fukui station on the JR Hokuriku Honsen line,
1) 20 mins by taxi
2) 35 mins by direct bus service from #5 bus terminal located 5 mins' walk east of Fukui station. (Approximately 4 runs on weekdays, 6 on weekends)
3) Change to Echizen Tetsudo Railway to Eiheiji-guchi station, followed by taxi or bus.
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