Opening times & admission

Opening times

(Temple, traditional wooden house + exhibition):
Tue – Sat 1 – 5 pm
We recommend booking an appointment in advance by telephone: -49-211-577918-0
Front garden
(Temple garden):

Mon – Fri 10 am – 5 pm, Sat 1 – 5 pm (except on holidays)
free, without reservation

Short-term special closures possible due to events or construction/renovation works. Please note the relevant information.


Sun – Mon & public holidays (in North Rhine-Westphalia) Special opening will be announced under News.
Winter closure: Sat Dec. 16, 2023 – Mon Jan. 8, 2024
Easter closure: Sun March 24 – Mon April 8, 2024
Special closure: Tue – Wed Feb 20-21, 2024; Tue – Wed April 23-24, 2024 (exhibition installation)

Admission (cash only)

Adults: €3.50
pupils / students: €2.50
preschoolers: free


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

In the main building there is a lift and a wheelchair-accessible toilet (basement).

Guided Tours

The EKŌ Center offers, on request, private tours of the garden, temple and Japanese wooden house on a small scale guided by one of the EKŌ Center’s research staff.

IN 2024: Due to construction work on the back, the Japanese wooden house unfortunately can NOT be visited as part of the guided tours in 2024 until further notice! The duration of the guided tour and the fee change accordingly as given below:


Time Tue – Fri (except for public holidays and in closing times)
Group size maximum 20 people
Duration 60 minutes
Fee €40 – plus admission (adults: €3.00, students: €2.50)
Registration Michael Kuhl: kuhl AT
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

Visit by prior appointment only!

Access & Parking

By subway:

  • 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

By bus:

Lines 834, 836, 828 to the “Niederkasseler Kirchweg” stop, then approx. 3-5 minutes on foot

Address for the navigation system

D-40547 Düsseldorf, Brüggener Weg 6

To the route planner in Google Maps

Area map