Eiheiji Hakujukan, an inn close to Zen
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Is it an inn? Or a temple lodging? Find out by enjoying authentic Buddhist cuisine and meditation experience
An inn close to Zen, Eiheiji Hakujukan falls somewhere in between a traditional Japanese inn and a shukubo temple lodging, offering convenient facilities and services while introducing you to the world of Zen with authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine and sitting meditation experience. The inn's Zen concierges, trained at the Soto Zen sect's head temple Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, will assist your journey to the world of Zen both at the Zen monastery and within Hakujukan.
The Eiheiji Lantern Festival is an annual summer tradition in the town of Eiheiji held on a Saturday at the end of August. Following sutra readings by high priests and young monks of Soto Zen sect's head temple Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, around 10,000 glowing lanterns are floated down the river with thoughts of love, appreciation, and prayer for ancestors. The creation of a shimmering, dreamy belt of light on the river surface is an awe-inspiring yet solemn sight. It is the largest river lantern flowing ceremony (called "toro nagashi") of its kind in Japan and is followed by bright fireworks coloring the sky, reaching a climax for this parade of lights.
|Name||Eiheiji Hakujukan, an inn close to Zen|
|Address||6-1 Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui|
|Access||30 minutes' bus ride from JR Fukui Station|