Local experience
Experience with local residents of Zen culture in the Yoshimine region (local cuisine, farming experience, etc.)
Yoshimine District
Yoshimine District as a whole has advanced with Zen culture and is an unknown region with real value that has been rooted in Zen culture since ancient times, and the entire region is regarded as the place for training.
Eiheiji Temple
Eihei-ji Temple, literally “the temple of eternal peace,” was founded by Dogen in the Kamakura period. It is one of the most frequently visited temples in the Hokuriku region. Spreading over the serene hillside and shaded by majestic cedar trees, it is one of the two headquarters of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism. Both domestic and foreigners have a chance to stay overnight at this Zen monastery to get a glimpse of monks’ daily training such as Zen meditation and sutra transcription.
Kippoji Temple
The place where Dogen trained for his first time in Echizen Area (Fukui Prefecture) . It is the temple for monks of Soto school.
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