Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours (fromTuesday, October 26th 2021)

We are closed on weekends and public holidays.

Outdoor Guided Tours Neu!
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① EKO Center inside (Japanese wooden house + exhibition)

Tuesday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (except on public holidays)
Ticket: 2.50 EUR/Pers. (Payment only in cash possible.)
Prior reservation per phone required (+49-(0)211-577918-0 during the office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm)
Contact Tracing Form (download here) + 2G-rule (admission only for vaccinated or recovered persons)

② Front Garden

Monday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (except on public holidays)
For free; no reservation necessary. Nevertheless If you come as a group (more than 5 people), please contact us in advance.

③ Temple - visible only from the front garden (can not be entered)

Tuesday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (except on public holidays)

Please obey the current distance and hygiene rules: We kindly ask you to wear a medical face mask (surgical mask, FFP2 or similar) during your stay in the EKO area (including the garden) and to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people. Please follow the instructions of the EKO staff.

 

Guides Tours

Unfortunately, private guided tours are currently not possible until further notice.

Outdoor Guided Tours New! from November (in German)

 

Access

Public transport

Subway Lines U70, U74, U75, U76, U77 to Belsenplatz, go on by bus 834, 836, 828 to Niederkasseler Kirchweg

Address

EKŌ-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V.
Brüggener Weg 6, 40547 Düsseldorf GERMANY
☎ +49 (0)211-577918-0
📠 +49 (0)211-577918-219
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Contact

Contact

General Enquiries

0211-577918-0
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Questions on the scientific program (Symposium, lectures), exhibitions etc.

GermanEnglishChinese
Dr. habil. Hermann-Josef Röllicke

0211-577918 ext. -214
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Registration for courses

Ruth Jäschke

0211-577918 ext. -218
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Miki Kirchhoff

0211-577918 ext. -218
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Library, Colloquium

Rev. Marc Nottelmann-Feil

0211-577918 ext. -224
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Questions related to Buddhism and Buddhist events, Japanese cinema day, "Teaching of Buddha"

Rev. Marc Nottelmann-Feil

0211-577918 ext. -224
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Rev. Hironobu Shoju

0211-577918 ext. -213
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Guided tours, admission for taking commercial photographs,
leasing a room, exhibitions

Michael Kuhl

0211-577918 ext. -222
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(DW) Direct Dialing

At weekend only the weekend staff can be contacted by phone.
Registration for courses, tea ceremonies etc. are not possible.
0211-577918-0

Links

links

Europe

Institutions of BDK

BDK Germany (Central Office for Germany and other continental European Countries)
c/o EKO-HAUS der Japanischen Kultur e.V.
Brüggener Weg 6, 40547 Düsseldorf GERMANY
☎  +49 (0)211-577918-0
📠 +49 (0)211-577918-219
www.eko-haus.de

BDK UK c/o Mitutoyo (UK), Ltd.
Joule Road, West Point Business Park
Andover, Hants. SP10 3UX United Kingdom
☎  +49 (0)1264-353123
📠 +49 (0)1264-354883
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Other Institutions

Jōdo Shinshū Deutschland e.V. (Nishi-Hongwanji)
www.jodoshinshu.de

East Asia

Institutions of BDK

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) Japan
(Zentralstelle f. Japan, Korea, Mongolei, Bhutan u.a.)
3-14 Shiba, 4-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014 Japan
☎  +81(3)-3455-5851
📠 +81(3)-3798-2758
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www.bdk.or.jp

Ekō temple, Japan
Keikō kindergarten
2252 Shimoguri-machi, Utsunomiya-shi Tochigi, 321-0923 Japan
☎  +81(28)-656-2492
📠 +81(28)-656-7996
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Other Institutions

Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Hongwanji International Center
Horikawa-dori, Hanayacho-sagaru Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8501 JAPAN
☎  +81(75)-371-5181
📠 +81(75)-351-1372
http://international.hongwanji.or.jp

South-East Asia

Institutions of BDK

BDK Asia
(Central Office for Singapore, Southeast Asian, Macao, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, India)
c/o Mitutoyo Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd.
24 Kallang Avenue, Mitutoyo Building, Singapore 339415, Singapore
☎  +68-6294-2211
📠 +68-6299-6666
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https://bdkaia.org

BDK Taiwan
c/o Mitutoyo Taiwan Co., Ltd.
4F, No. 71, Zhou Zi Street, Neihu, Taipei, Taiwan
☎  +886(2)-8752-3636
📠 +886(2)-8752-3267
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North, Central and South America

Institutions of BDK

BDK America
1675 School Street Moraga, CA 94556 U.S.A.
☎  +1(925)-388-0067
📠 +1(925)-388-0331
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www.bdkamerica.org

Ekōji Buddhist Temple near Washington DC
6500 Lake Haven Lane Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1879 U.S.A
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www.ekoji.org

BDK Hawaii
1757 Algaroba Street Honolulu, HI 96826 U.S.A.
☎  +1(808)-942-1511
📠 +1(808)-942-2622
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www.bdkhawaii.com
1757 Algaroba Street Honolulu, HI 96826 U.S.A.
☎  +1(808)-942-1511
📠 +1(808)-942-2622
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www.bdkhawaii.com

BDK Canada
c/o Mitutoyo Canada
2121 Meadowvale Blvd. Mississauga, Ont. L5N 5N1, Canada
☎ +1(905)-821-1261
📠 +1(905)-821-4968
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BDK Mexico
Prolg. Eugenia No. 17, Col. Nápoles C.P. 03810 Mexico D.F.
☎📠 +52(55)-5669-1088
☎      +52(55)-5543-0507, +52(55)-5669-1089
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BDK South Amerika
a/c Mitutoyo Sul America Ltda.
Ave. Joao Carlos da Silva Borges, 1240 CEP 04726-002, CX. Postal 4255, Santo Amaro Sao Paulo-SP, Brasil
☎  +55(11)-5643-0006
📠 +55(11)-5641-3745

Academic Programmes

  • House of Apprenticies for Thinking Religion

    Scientific Studies

    The core matter of the „House of Apprentices for Thinking Religion“ is thinking the oneness of religion along the ways of the difference of cultures. This endeavor would neither like to compare cultures nor to mix them together.

  • Scientific Studies - BDK-Grant

    BDK-Grant

    The BDK Grant is meant for candidates below the age of 40 who are plannig to enroll for a scientific buddhological research programme at a Japanese university or some different institution in Japan in preparing their dissertation projects. Applications from interested parties of Japanese nationality will not be allowed for.

About Us

  • About us
    • About Us

      In 1993 in Niederkassel, a suburb of Düsseldorf, a Japanese cultural centre was opened: the...

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    • EKŌ-Temple

      In the middle of the altar room, on the same axis as the second section of the garden path, stands a...

    • Guided Tours

      The EKŌ-House consists of a Buddhist temple, a Japanese garden, a house in the traditional style,...

    • Library

      Situated in the Kyōsei–kan building, the library was opened to the general public in 2001. It...

    • Publication

      For our publication please see Publikationen (in German)   The Teaching of Buddha “The Teaching of...

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    • The Japanese House

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