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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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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