Monday, April 02, 2007

Kokeizan Eihoji Temple

About 20 minutes on foot or a 1000 yen taxi ride from Tajimi Station is Kokeizan Eihoji Temple.Established in 1313 it is a learning centre for Zen trainees who practice zazen meditation.
As well as two buildings listed as National Treasures the grounds include a traditional Zen garden complete with ponds,waterfall and bridge.

While it was very peaceful when I visited on early Saturday afternoon I noticed scaffolding and construction work was in progress on rebuilding buildings destroyed in a 2003 fire.

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