Obaku-san Manpuku-ji is the head temple of the Obaku school of Zen Buddhism. It was founded in 1661 by the Chinese monk Ingen, who came to Japan in the early Edo period (1603-1868).
The temple grounds are lined with great Chinese-style temple buildings, giving it an exotic feeling. Visitors can also experience culture from the Asian continent in the form of Fucha vegetarian cuisine, which originates from China, or "Bonbai" sutras read in Chinese rhyme.
- 34 Sanbanwari Gokasho, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Train: 5 minute walk from Obaku Station on the JR Nara line or Obaku Station on the Keihan Uji Line
Car: 5 minutes from the Uji-higashi IC from Keiji Bypass coming from the Shiga area, 10 minutes from the Uji-nishi IC from the Osaka area
- Business Hours
- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Reception closes at 4:30 p.m.)
Fucha Vegetarian Cuisine 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Last order 1:00 p.m.)
No regular closing days
(For 10 large sightseeing buses, 40 regular-sized vehicles, fee required)