Directions to Hokyoji
Hokyoji Zen Practice Community
2649 County 5
Eitzen, MN 55931
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Directions to Hokyoji Zen Practice Community
You may use Google Maps or another mapping app to generate directions from your address to our mailbox, however, you do not want to go to Eitzen, MN. This is where our Post Office is and it is 10 miles northwest of Hokyoji. You want to go to New Albin, IA.
From the north, take Highway 61 along the river south of Hastings, MN or 52, 90, and 61 to La Crescent, MN. Keep going straight through La Crescent on Highway 16/44 (Highway 61 merges with 16/44, but then will turn east across the river to La Crosse). Go just 2.4 miles south of La Crescent on Highway 16/44 and look for the turnoff to the left onto Highway 26. Follow 26 south for 21 miles to New Albin, IA. About 4 blocks into New Albin, you will see the New Albin Community Center on the right, with its animated electric sign. Turn right on Ross Road, just before the community center, and head northwest past the cemetery on the right.
The road will become gravel (Houston County Road 5) about half a mile outside of New Albin. After another mile and a half, you will pass a second red barn on the left, and then a field. At the end of the field, and across from the white buildings on the right, look for the Hokyoji sign and a smaller sign which says 2649. Turn left onto our gravel road and follow it for a mile back into ,a clearing where the retreat buildings are set.