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Eiheiji

Eiheiji

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Surrounded by ancient cedar trees that have grown for around 680 years, this temple was founded by Dōgen Zenji, a Buddhist teacher who studied in China. Visitors can come to learn about the single-minded presence of around 200 monks practicing the strict regiments of asceticism, and learn the lifestyle of the ascetic monks firsthand by writing sutras, zazen, and staying for a night in the temple.