Opening times & admission

Opening times

(Traditional wooden house + exhibition):
Tue – Fri 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 (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
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 private tours of the garden, temple and Japanese wooden house on a small scale on request.

Time Tue – Fri
Group size maximum 20 people
Duration 90 minutes
Fee €60 (guided tour in German) | €70 (guided tour in English) – 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research from the Institute for Intercultural Research (University of Heidelberg) including an extensive collection of unpublished manuscripts and documents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 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