Opening times & admission
(Traditional wooden house + exhibition):
|Tue – Fri 1-5 pm
We recommend booking an appointment in advance by telephone: +49-211-577918-0
|Mon – Fri 10 am – 5 pm (except on holidays)
free, without reservation
|Temple (no access, only visible from the temple garden):||Tue – Fri 1-5 pm (except on public holidays)|
|Sat – Mon & public holidays (in North Rhine-Westphalia)||Special opening see separate information|
|Autumn closure:||Sun Oct. 1 – Mon Oct. 16, 2023|
|Winter closure:||Sat Dec. 16, 2023 – Mon Jan. 8, 2024|
|Special closure:||Wed/Thu June 20-21, 2023; Tue Aug. 1, 2023 (exhibition install)
Sat Aug. 26 – Wed Sept. 6, 2023
Admission (cash only)
|Adults:||€3.50 (currently reduced to €3.00; as of May 22, 2023)|
|pupils / students:||€2.50|
Due to the traditional Japanese construction of the temple and wooden house, a visit with a wheelchair is only possible to a limited extent and after preparation (ramp, carpet).
In case of restricted mobility, we kindly ask to register early in advance:
eko AT eko-haus.de
In the main building there is a lift and a wheelchair-accessible toilet (basement).
The EKŌ Center offers private tours of the garden, temple and Japanese wooden house on a small scale on request.
|Time||Tue – Fri|
|Group size||maximum 20 people|
|Fee||€60 (guided tour in German) | €70 (guided tour in English) – plus admission (adults: €3.50, students: €2.50)|
|Registration||Michael Kuhl: kuhl AT eko-haus.de
Registration deadline: 25th of the previous month
In addition, public guided tours take place in the EKŌ Center on selected dates on Tue 1 pm to 2 pm, for which you can register accordingly.
Using the Library
Primary sources and secondary literature for scientific research in Japan, China and India from the research areas of history / cultural history, art, literature, philosophy and religion
Collection focus & special collections:
- Buddhism research, including important collections of sources (Taishō Canon, Tibetan Canon, Pali Canon, Bibliotheca Buddhica, Sacred Books of the East, etc.), some with modern Japanese translations
- Archive Hans Fischer-Barnicol: Works on intercultural religious studies research from the Institute for Intercultural Research (University of Heidelberg) including an extensive collection of unpublished manuscripts and documents
- Scientific tools (dictionaries and specialist terminological encyclopedias, biographical and bibliographical reference works) & sources, supplemented by an extensive collection of specialist publications and periodicals
|Registration||Jan Marc Nottelmann-Feil:
nottelmann AT eko-haus.de
Visit by prior appointment only!
Access & Parking
- Lines U74, U76, U77 to the “Heerdter Sandberg” stop, then approx. 10-15 minutes on foot
- Lines U70, U74, U75, U76, U77 to the “Belsenplatz” stop, then approx. 15-20 minutes on foot
Lines 834, 836, 828 to the “Niederkasseler Kirchweg” stop, then approx. 3-5 minutes on foot