Directions & Parking Information
The Buddhist Church of Oakland is located along the border of Oakland Chinatown near downtown Oakland. We are close to the 880 Nimitz Freeway and one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Please contact us or check the this website to confirm services and events scheduled.
Contact Information Event Information
Buddhist Church of Oakland
825 Jackson Street
Oakland CA 94607 USA
If you’re driving…
From San Jose or Hayward: Take I-880 North. Take Oak St. EXIT. Drive straight for two blocks and turn right on Jackson St. Continue for two blocks past 8th St. The temple will be on the left.
From Walnut Creek or Concord: Drive WEST on Highway 24 through the CALDECOTT TUNNEL for approximately three miles to I-980. Follow the signs to DOWNTOWN OAKLAND. Take Jackson Street EXIT. Turn left and continue for two blocks past 8th Street. The temple will be on the left.
From South San Francisco: Take I-101 NORTH to San Francisco. Continue through San Francisco to the BAY BRIDGE. Continue EAST on the Bay Bridge and once off the BAY BRIDGE, stay in the center lanes and follow signs for I-580 East. Follow all signs for DOWNTOWN OAKLAND until taking the Jackson Street EXIT. Turn left and continue for two blocks past 8th Street. The temple will be on the left.
From Alameda: Take Webster St towards Oakland. Enter the Posey Tube (Tunnel). Stay in the left lane. Continue on out of the Tube. You will be on Harrison St for two (2) blocks. At 9th Street turn Right. Follow 9th St for two (2) blocks. At Jackson St turn right. The Church is located at the corner of 9th St and Jackson St.
From Sacramento, Berkeley or Marin County: Drive WEST on I-80 to I-580 EAST. Continue East on I-580 to I-980. Follow signs to DOWNTOWN OAKLAND. Take Jackson Street EXIT. Turn left and continue for two blocks past 8th Street. The temple will be on the left.
From Livermore or Pleasanton: Drive WEST on I-580 to I-980 West. Follow signs to DOWNTOWN OAKLAND. Turn left and continue for two blocks past 8th Street. The temple will be on the left.
Parking Lots: Limited free parking is available behind the Church for Services and visits. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicles. Parking is limited to time while at the Church.
Note: Church parking during major events (Bazaar and Obon Festival) is not available. Please use street parking or public lots.
Street Parking: Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the temple. Please read parking signs for any restrictions and time limits.
Parking Garage & Lots: Paid parking is available in Chinatown , at 12th and Jackson and at Oakland Museum.
If riding BART:
Take the BART train to the LAKE MERRITT station. After exiting the station, travel north for one block along 8th/9th St. in the direction of Madison Square (city park). The Church is located on Jackson St & 9th, across from the Park.
Lake Merritt BART station address: 800 Madison St., Oakland, CA (Madison Street runs parallel to Jackson Street.)