Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours 

We are closed from 1th until 17th October 2022. 

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 and to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people. Please follow the instructions of the EKO staff.
Open Saturdays in August: Aug. 6th, Aug. 13th, Aug. 20th, & Aug. 27th (1 pm – 5 pm)
The EKŌ Center and EKŌ Garden are closed on Sunday and public holidays. We kindly ask for your understanding.

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) 

② Front Garden

Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 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 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (except on public holidays)


Guides Tours

The EKO Centre starts with private tours of the garden, temple and Japanese wood house on a small scale again. 
The details:

Time: Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. (excl. public holidays and closing times).
Group size: max. 10 persons
Duration: 1 hour
Fees: Guided tour fee € 40 plus entrance fee: adults € 3.50, students € 2.50
Registration deadline for one month is the 25th of the previous month.
Parallel tours and weekend tours are unfortunately not yet possible.

Information/registration for private tours under: Tel.: 0211-577918-222 (Mr. Kuhl) and

1. Unfortunately, this guided tour format cannot be offered to school classes at present. Please enquire about alternative options under the above contact.
2. Guided tours are currently not suitable for people with limited mobility.
3. Participation in a guided tour is currently only possible with 3G and mask requirement!



Public transport

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


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