Eiheiji Travel Guide

  • Eiheiji Temple
    Eiheiji Temple
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  • Karamon Gate
    Karamon Gate
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  • Butsuden(Buddha Hall)
    Butsuden(Buddha Hall)
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Eiheiji Things to Do

  • Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple Tip: Karamon Gate is one of the most popular photo spots in Eiheiji Temple. Current gate was built in 1839. This gate is also called Chokushi-mon literally the gate for the imperial messenger. This gate is also used when the new head of the temple passes to assume the role.

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  • Karamon Gate

    Eiheiji Temple Tip: Karamon Gate is one of the most popular photo spots in Eiheiji Temple. Current gate was built in 1839. This gate is also called Chokushi-mon literally the gate for the imperial messenger. This gate is also used when the new head of the temple passes to assume the role.

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  • Eiheiji Temple: Overview

    Eiheiji Temple is one of the head temples of Soto school of Buddhism. Another head temple Sojiji Temple is located at Yokohama. The town of Eiheiji is very small and other than some of the souvenir shops there are nothing else to distract the training. It is indeed what the Kanji of the temple denote "the temple of eternal peace". Unless you are...

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Eiheiji Transportation

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    Getting to Eiheiji

    by Rabbityama Written Jan 29, 2014

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    From wherever you are, to reach Eiheiji by train, you must first go to Fukui Station. From there, you can change trains to Echizen Railway.

    The station to access Eiheiji Temple is Eiheijiguchi. From there, there are buses to Eiheiji Temple.

    Echizen Railway
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Eiheiji Shopping

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    Hokkyo-so: Souvenir Shop/Restaurant Near Eiheiji...

    by taigaa001 Updated May 12, 2015

    Hokkyo-so is one of the most popular souvenir shops near the Eiheiji Temple. It carries most of major local products and souvenir goods for tourists. It also has a restaurant for organized tours.

    Photo #1 Migawari-daishi
    Migawari-daishi is one of the popular souvenirs sold at the shopping streets near the large temple. To some of the people who are particular about schools and sects about Buddhist temples, selling the dolls which are believed to partake the bad fortunes for the sake of their owners is a bit of surprise. Because Daishi refers to Kobo Daishi, the nickname of early 9th century respected priest Kukai who is the founder of Shingon Sect of Buddhism best represented by Koyasan. It seems Kobo has been respected irrespective of different Buddhist sects. It is one of the most popular local products of Eiheiji town.

    Photo #3 Lacquer Chopsticks
    Fukui and Ishikawa areas are noted for lacquer wares. These lacquer chopsticks are from well-known areas for lacquer wares such as Echizen, Fukui and Wajima, Ishikawa.

    Photo #4 Eiheiji Manju
    Manju is a bun often with azuki beans. This traditional Japanese bun also has some chestnut as the ingredient.Every store has its own flavors of chestnut manju.

    Photo #5 Dinosaur Cookies
    Dinosaur museum in Katsunuma is one of the most popular natural history museums in Japan. So it is not surprising that at Eiheiji you can buy some dinosaur cookies.

    Migawari Daishi Believed to Partake Bad Fortunes It also has a restaurant Lacquered Chopsticks from Wajima and Echizen Eiheiji Manju with Chestnut Dinosaur Cookies
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