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.


For photo and filming permits click here.


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
Special closure: Tue – Wed Feb 20-21, 2024; Tue – Wed April 23-24, 2024 (exhibition installation)


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, at some times, the Japanese wooden house can not be visited as part of the guided tours in 2024!


Time Tue – Fri (except for public holidays and in closing times)
Group size maximum 20 people
Duration 60 minutes
Fee €40 – plus €40 – plus admission (adults: €3.50, 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 U76, U77 to the “Heerdter Sandberg” stop, then approx. 10-15 minutes on foot“ By foot:
  • Lines U70, U75, U76, U77 to the “Belsenplatz” stop, then approx. 15-20 minutes on foot By 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