Eiheiji Temple

Eiheiji Temple

Eiheiji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Fukui prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ).

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Name Eiheiji Temple
"永平寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5-15, Shihi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui, Japan
"福井県吉田郡永平寺町志比5-15" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Fukui-Kita I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0776-63-3102

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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