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EKO-House of Japanese Culture
EKO-House of Japanese Culture

Brüggener Weg 6 (Niederkassel)

Public transports:

Underground lines U70 / U75 / U76 / U77              
Stop: "Belsenplatz"

Bus lines 834 / 836 / 828
Stop: "Niederkasseler Kirchweg"

Phone +49 (0)211 / 57 79 18 0
Fax: +49 (0)211 / 57 79 18 219

Opening times:
Tour of temple and Japanese house:
Tue - Sun 1 p.m. 5 p.m. (except public holidays)

The house is closed for two weeks at the end of September and the end of March, and also during the Christmas holidays. Open for New Year's Eve and New Year celebrations.

Interesting Facts

The EKŌ-House - since 1993 a centre for japanese culture - consists of a Buddhist temple (the only Japanese temple in Europe), Japanese garden, a traditional house with tea room and, since 1999, another building including a library and an international kindergarten. The most important function of the EKŌ-House is the cultural exchange between East and West: Japanese citizens cultivate their traditions and allow local citizens the unique opportunity to participate.

The library offers departments of  literature (incl. a collection of children's books), music and visual art. The science department focusses on establishing a collection on research into Buddhism.

Two publications of the EKŌ-House aim to get the public acquainted with its work : the scientific magazine "Horin. Comparative studies on Japanese culture", and the semi-annual information leaflet "EKŌ-Blätter".

Regular events:

  • Buddhist festivals
  • Tea ceremonies
  • Garden parties with music or theatre performances
  • Concerts


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