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Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

5-10 Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun 910-1294, Fukui Prefecture
+81 776-63-3102
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Worth the detour from Fukui

Eiheiji temple was bit out of the way from Fukui city but well connected by public transport... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Breathtaking, incredible

I saw this temple in autumn when the leaves were in their full majesty. Being a southern California... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Los Cabos, Mexico
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5-10 Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun 910-1294, Fukui Prefecture
5-10 Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun 910-1294, Fukui Prefecture
+81 776-63-3102
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Eiheiji temple was bit out of the way from Fukui city but well connected by public transport. After a half hour ride on the Echizen Railway, hourly buses provided connection to the temple. Less frequent direct buses from Fukui station were also available. The street...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I saw this temple in autumn when the leaves were in their full majesty. Being a southern California girl, that was the first time that I had seen so many bright changing leaves so up close. My whole time in and around the temple grounds...More

Thank ashlee224
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The temple is a little out of the way up in the hills. Hidden by trees so that despite its size cannot be seen from the road. Is a working temple and a large number of monks around on this visit. I think some kind...More

1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Take the bus from the main Fukui train station. Self-guided tour through the temple. Serene wooded grounds. Well maintained buildings. Once in a while you see a monk scurrying about. Strick about their privacy and no photo policy. Lots of tourist shops. Try the sesame...More

1  Thank peripatetic845
Reviewed 11 June 2017 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

5  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

2  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
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Kristen M
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
19 October 2015|
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Response from KlapauciusJapan | Reviewed this property |
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