There is an opportunity to participate in morning service and practice zazen if you stay at Hakujukan hotel.
This new hotel marks a collaboration between the three parties of Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple Fukui Prefecture and Eiheiji Town, as the implementation of one part of the “Redevelopment project in front of the Eiheiji temple” that is built on the semi-sacred land in front of this temple famous as a place of Zen practice, and is operated by Fujita Kano Inc..
Using Eiheiji Japanese cedar wood cut from the temple premises, a total of 18 Japanese and western-style rooms, as well as separate men’s and women’s baths is built. And a restaurant supervised by the temple offers Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Born from the concept of creating “a facility combining the features of a traditional inn and a pilgrims’ stay”. It is a hotel where guests can, through experiencing zazen (sitting Zen) at the temple, come to feel the heart of Zen.
The Zen has in recent years seen a surge in popularity among all age people both inside and outside of Japan, and people can enjoy the truly experience of Zen for themselves here in the wonderful supportive surroundings.
Please come and experience Zen culture and enjoy the unique atmosphere of this special temple so rich in history during your stay.