Request for your cooperation in the construction work

As part of the commemorative project for the 850th anniversary of Jodo-shu establishment, Eikando Hall and other buildings will be reconstructed. As a result, many construction vehicles will be entering the approach and parking lots. The work will last for a long time, and security guards will be posted at the precincts during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience due to the works, and ask for your cooperation in following the instructions of the security guards.

July 1, 2021
Office of the 850th Anniversary of Jodo-shu Establishment
Eikando Zenrin-ji

Autumnal Exhibition and Night Visit in 2021

Autumnal Exhibition and Night Visit in 2021 will be planed according to the following schedule.
Depending on the status of Covid-19 infection, it is expected that the period and the management form will be changed significantly. Also, private cars and tourist buses will not be allowed to enter the precincts during this period. Please check this website for the latest information.

Day Time Visit (Autumnal Exhibition 2021)

  1. Period: November 6 (Sat) ~ December 5 (Sun)
  2. Reception time: 9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM (The visit is closed at 5:00 PM.)
  3. Admittance fee:
  4.   Adult 1,000yen
  5.   Student 600yen (a primary school ~ a high school)
  6. Items displayed: To be determined.
The ticket for the Night Time Visit is diferent from the one for the Day Time Visit. All of the Day Time visitors are requested to walk out the precincts before 5:00 PM.

Night Time Visit

  1. Period: November 6 (Sat) ~ December 5 (Sun)
  2. Reception time: 5:30 PM ~ 8:30 PM (The visit is closed at 9:00 PM.)
  3. Admittance fee: 600yen (above a junior high school student)
  4. Items opened: Amida-do and the garden

July 01, 2021
Eikando Zenrin-ji

About issuing red seals of Eikando (Shuin)

Although we have resumed the regular visit in June, the coronavirus infection has been spredding again. New measures are needed to prevent the spread of the virus. In addition to the conventional measures of wearing masks and disinfecting hands, we will be reducing the operations at the Shuin office, where there is a high risk of close contact with the virus. For the time being, only a slip of pre-written Shuin is availablel from Monday, July 20, 2020. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

[Info] What is Shuin?
In the olden days, peaple wrote sutras and handed them to temples. The temples issue a red seal as a proof of receiving them. This red seal is a origin of Shuin. Even today, the red seal book is also called a sutra book, and it is common to receive an calligrapic signature and red stamps from a temple or a shrine. Shuin is proof of religious faith.
Some visitors to temples and shrines may think of it as a commemorative stamp that can be given at tourist sites, but it is important to understand the meaning of Shuin.

July 29, 2020
Eikando Zenrin-ji

Request to bring a shoe bag

In order to reduce plastic waste, it is necessary to reduce the use of plastic bags. At Eikando, we also handed out plastic bags as shoe bags, but we will stop the distribution of a plastic bag in stages over one year from July 1, 2020. In the future, we would like to request visitors of Eikando to bring their own shoe bag. We would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

July 1, 2020
Eikando Zenrin-ji

Beware of spoofed e-mails by the sender's name of Eikando !

Junk e-mails have been still distributed under the spoofed IP-address of Eikando. is the sender's address of those junk mails. The characters of xxxx are changed from time to time. We never send e-mails except for a reply for your inqliry.
Those spoofed mails may be in danger of a virus. When you receive an unexpected mail under the sender's address mentioned above, please deleted it without opening.

Jan. 01, 2020
Eikando Zenrin-ji