What to Expect
Eiheiji temple was founded in 1244 by Dogen Zenji, a famous Buddhist monk. He studied Zen Buddhism in China for several years. He returned to Japan in 1228 to introduce Soto Zen. He established the temple in this remote mountainous place. His teachings have been guiding Zen Buddhist followers ever since. Over 200 monks join Zen training every year. The trainings include meditation, sutra reciting, preparing meals, having meals, cleaning floors and outside gardens.
Fukui Dinosaur museum is regarded as one of the three top dinosaur museums in the world. Visitors take a long escalator down the the first floor of basement. Visitors observe the variou dinosaur related exhibitions while walking up higher floors to the third floor.