Katsuyama City in Fukui Prefecture has given up on their attempt to auction off a foreclosed pagoda and temple property due to a lack of buyers.
Eihei-ji, a buddhist temple in Fukui Prefecture, is developing boutique hotel-style accommodation facilities within temple-owned land. The 18-room hotel will be able to host up to 72 guests in Japanese/Western-style rooms. Guests will be able to experience zazen seated meditation and traditional vegetarian cuisine.
The hotel, which is scheduled to open in late 2019, will be managed and operated by Fujita Kanko Inc. The company operates numerous hotels across Japan including the five-star Hotel Chinzanso in Tokyo.