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A Truly Zen Experience at This Historical Temple and Inn


A traditional Japanese inn located next to Eiheiji Temple offers Zen Buddhist aesthetics and meditation practice to its visitors.


Visitors looking to find inner peace are welcome to a stay at the Hakujukan hotel, set in an ancient forest in Fukui Prefecture. This traditional Japanese inn is located just outside the gate of Eiheiji, a vast temple complex that is the home of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism.




This remarkable location allows guests to enjoy time-honored Japanese hospitality with a distinctly Zen twist. The hotel’s Zen concierge can arrange attendance at morning zazen meditation sessions at the temple. He is also able to answer questions on meditation techniques, arrange lectures on Zen practices, and lessons in sutra copying. The Zen influence is part of the dining experience at Hakujukan, where the restaurant offers traditional Buddhist vegetarian fare created by chefs trained in the temple cuisine.

The hotel offers all the modern amenities in a classic Japanese setting, including a spacious bath facility with an open-air section. A Zen garden and library are ideal spaces for meditative thought or simple relaxation.




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Trained at Eiheiji Temple, the hotel’s concierges will guide you through some of the fundamental practices such as morning services and the art of zazen, the Zen Buddhist practice of meditation. The hotel offers shojin ryori, a traditional Buddhist cuisine, prepared with seasonal and local ingredients.


Hakujukan hotel of Eiheiji Temple


6-1 Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui-ken




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