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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  • The site is vast because there is only Mt. Ohmoto. Through the modern building, where there is a reception, take off your shoes and go around the premises. All the buildings are connected in the hallway, so you can see them without worrying about the weather, but it's a shame that you can't see the building from the outside. On the first floor, there was a place like a company office, and i could see a lot of monks working like office workers, and i was a little startling.
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  • It is a little different from the temple etc. in Kyoto, and the scale is large in solemnity. Because the site is considerably large, I think that i can use one hour in yu even if I turn it normally. It might be a difference in the image of the temple of the active service that the person who is training, too. There is a parking lot before you get to the mountain gate, and even if you go up the hill, the left and right stores beckon you to recommend parking. There was a place called free when eating. I think that it is necessary to eat sesame tofu of the near by.
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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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