No scandals at Eiheiji temple
Fukui has two main tourist attractions: Tojinbo cliffs and Eiheiji temple. We hadn’t been to Eiheiji before, so we went with Bubbe before the daily rain started and when the leaves were still nice.
This temple is pretty huge. It’s both a lucrative tourist moneymaker and a fully functional buddhist temple. Monks live, train and worship there. On our way in we passed a funeral procession. We got a map and pamphlet full of rules that we adhered to, including but not limited to no shoes anywhere (we had to carry them around in plastic bags), no photos of the monks, and silence in the important places (OK, we didn’t pull that one off…but neither did anyone else).
Here are some highlights: