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Engaku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Engaku-ji Temple


Engaku-ji Temple was established by the 8th regent of Kamakura shogunate Hojo Tokimune to mourn for the victims of the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281. The temple is one of the major Zen temples in Kamakura. (Zen is a school of Buddhism that was influential during the Kamakura period, in the 13th century.) Nestled on a hill deeply forested with cedar trees, the temple grounds have an otherworldly, tranquil atmosphere.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00 (April - October)
  • 8:00 - 16:00 (November - March)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 409, Yamanochi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 247-0247


irene rettig @old_zen_barrier - 2015-07-09
FROM THE GARDEN OF ZEN: A Chozubachi (hand-wash basin) in Engaku-ji temple... http://t.co/2cAdWgXKTy
irene rettig @old_zen_barrier - 2015-07-09
FROM THE GARDEN OF ZEN: An archer in Engaku-ji temple http://t.co/igtykx3jYs
toshi fujiwara/藤原敏史 @toshi_fujiwara - 2015-05-07
Engaku-ji Temple, the 'Shari-Den (pavilion for the remains of Lord Buddha)' in shade of the mountains, late... http://t.co/mwKdRob5q0
toshi fujiwara/藤原敏史 @toshi_fujiwara - 2015-05-06
The 'Shoin' of Engaku-ji temple, a portrait of the Grand Zen Master Darma. http://t.co/WYJ6SucsvZ
Real JapaneseGardens @RealJapanGarden - 2015-02-24
Engaku-ji, the huge temple complex in Kamakura, has many faces.
It is a flower garden, a moss garden, a zen... http://t.co/sJCpDr9V5h


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