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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
* Please inquire by phone or fax.

Daihonzan Eiheiji Details
Head PriestRev. Taiho Fukuyama
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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.
Meditation day Details
Meditation dayTBA during stay.
Time8:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. 3:30 a.m - 4:15 a.m. (subject to change)
FeeIncluded in accommodation fee.
InstructorResident lecturers
OtherSee “Accommodation”, “Other”.
Meditation lecture dates Details
Meditation lecture datesTBA during stay.
FeeIncluded in accommodation fee.
OtherSee “Accommodation”, “Other”.
Lecture Details
Sermon dayTBA during stay.
FeeIncluded in accommodation fee.
LecturerResident lecturers
OtherSee “Accommodation”, “Other”.
Accommodation (no. of beds)Not fixed
Accommodation fee (per night)Sanro: One night, 8,000 yen
(NB Accommodation is limited to one night only.)
Sanzen: 3 nights/4 days intensive Zazen session, 12,100 yen
  • To visit:

    Eiheiji is open every day to visitors during daytime hours
    May - October: until 5:00 p.m.; November - April: until 4:30 p.m
    Admission: 500yen. No reservation necessary.

  • To stay:

    Due to the limited number of rooms, Eiheiji can accommodate only those affiliated with Soto Zen Buddhist organizations.
    Reservation is necessary at least one month prior to your arrival using the application form issued by Eiheiji.
    Please request a form and further information by letter (or fax) to the International Department of Eiheiji in Japanese or English.
    Please include the following information:
    1) Name, 2) Address, 3) Phone/Fax number (+country code), 4) Kind of accommodation required, and the reason 5) Preferred date of arrival, 6) Your affiliation with Soto Zen Buddhism (mandatory).

  • All the applications should be made by the individual applicant, not an agency.
    Please understand that Eiheiji may not be able to comply with your request if rooms and staff are unavailable.