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1-2, Hokyoji, Ono-shi, Fukui-ken 912-0434

Phone: +81(0)779-65-8833 Fax: +81(0)779-65-8103
* Please inquire by email or fax.

Hokyoji Details

Head Priest
Rev. Yoichi Tanaka
From the JR Hokuriku Honsen line Fukui station, change to the JR Etsumihoku line. Alight at Echizen-Ono station. 20 mins by taxi. Or, from Fukui station take the Keifuku bus (Route 55, Ono line). Alight at Ono Eki-mae bus stop. (Depending on the circumstances, someone from the temple may be able to pick you up. Please phone from Fukui station.)
Car: From Fukui interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway, head for Ono. Then take National Highway 158 and head for Shirotori. Upon entering Ono City, turn right at the Shinokurahigashi intersection. Go straight along Prefectural Highway 34 Matsugaya line.
English (i.e. with interpreter)

Meditation Day Details

Meditation day
4:40am-5:25am; 3:40pm-4:20pm; 8:00pm-8:50pm
Usual fee: ¥3,000, students ¥2,000 (includes 1 night stay with 3 meals).
However, for novices, meal money only.
Resident priest, Training monks
Other details
Please inquire.

Meditation Lecture Dates Details

Meditation lecture dates
Nov-May (once a month: 5 nights, 6 days), Dec 1-8, Feb 1-7
Same as for meditation retreat
Other details
Please inquire.

Lecture Details

Sermon day
20 times a month (as a rule). Variable.
Lecture 4:40am-5:10am; Reading by turns 5:30pm-6:00pm
Readings in turn of, and lectures on "Shobogenzo", "Shobogenzo-zuimonki", "Gakudo Yojinshu", "Eihei Shingi", etc.
Same as for meditation (subject to consultation)
Resident priest, Training monks
Other details
Twice over summer. Lectures on "Shobogenzo" and intensive lectures (by a university professor). Please inquire.


Number of beds
Fee (per night)
¥2,000-¥3,000 (i.e. participation fee for Zazen sessions)
Other details
  • Please inquire in advance. Due to considerations related to education of young priests, young women may be refused accommodation.
  • Our doors are open to all who wish to meditate, whether just for a day, or for the long term. Our meditational program is based on that established by the founders of the sect (Dogen), Taiso (Keizan), and Kaisan (Jakuen). It consists of a 90-day period of establishing a restful mind, during which time the participant engages in meditation and reading of the sutras, living according to the dietary rules of the establishment, and in accordance with the great flow of the natural, living "each day as if it were a whole life". Extensive meditation leads to an inner respect for, and confidence in, oneself. This leads, in turn, to being able to face others with confidence, conscientiously pray with them (in the style of Dogen who made this a tenet of his Buddhism), and learn the great compassion and mercy that dwells deep in the human heart. Without even having to tell others, you will then live each day in a state of deep repose, at one with the natural, you eyes open to the insights of the true Buddha, leading to enlightenment. Thus the practitioner of meditation will follow the path of a bodhisattva, living life to the fullest in truth and happiness.
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