Visitor guide

Visitor Guide

  • HONDO: Main Hall, KYOZO: Sutra Repository
  • NAIJIN: Inner Sanctuary, O-KAIDAN: Crypt Passage
  • O-ASAJI: Morning Service

Opening Times of Buildings and Precincts

  HONDO
(NAIJIN Visit
& O-KAIDAN Tour)
KYOZO
& Zenkoji History Museum
Temple Precincts
JAN-FEB 1 hour earlier than
O-ASAJI ~ 16:00
Whole year
9:00 ~ 16:00
An entire day
MAR 1 hour earlier than
O-ASAJI ~ 16:15
APR-OCT 1 hour earlier than
O-ASAJI ~ 16:30
NOV 1 hour earlier than
O-ASAJI ~ 16:15
DEC 1 hour earlier than
O-ASAJI ~ 16:00
  • Regarding the schedule of O-ASAJI, please refer to the chart just below.
  • Only in the date 28 DEC every year, the opening hours finish at "end of O-ASAJI".
  • KYOZO is suspending its opening due to the inspection of the decrepit building. Your kind understanding would be most appreciated.

Schedule of Morning Service and Rosary Blessing

The Morning Service O-ASAJI is the ritual at the HONDO every morning. Its starting time is adjusted one minute a day according to the sunrise. In the left chart, ...

  • During the term of the line goes down towards left:
    • The schedule is adjusted a minute earlier each day
  • During the term of the line goes down towards right:
    • The schedule is adjusted a minute later each day

The Rosary Blessing O-JUZU CHODAI takes place 4 times a day while the Abbot and the Abbess come up to the HONDO for the O-ASAJI and go down.

The first once takes place slightly earlier than O-ASAJI schedule. However, the schedule of following 3 times are not fixed, depend on the application status of the prayers.

Anybody can join this O-JUZU CHODAI. Please visit at the pavement in front of the HONDO a bit earlier than the time when the Abbot or the Abbess passes by and wait for it. Neither booking nor any charge are required.


Inner Sanctuary Admission Ticket

An admission ticket NAIJIN-KEN is required for entering places below:

  1. NAIJIN of the HONDO (the inner part with TATAMI mattress)
  2. O-KAIDAN Tour
  3. Zenkoji History Museum in the CHUREIDEN Pagoda

The NAIJIN-KEN is available at the location below in the temple precincts.

  • Ticket issuing machine located at your right hand side from the HONDO main entrance
  • Temple goods booth JUYOHIN-JO just inside the HONDO main entrance
  • Temple goods office JUYOHIN-JO in front of the HONDO
  • CHUREIDEN Pagoda entrance
NAIJIN-KEN Distribution Charge Adults and Students of University & College Students in Grades
10-12
Students in Grades
1-9
Pre-schoolers
JPY 500._ JPY 200._ JPY 50._ FREE

You can enter the temple precincts and the Outer Sanctuary GEJIN of the HONDO (the part with floor-board) in free of charge.