Engaku-ji Temple

Engaku-ji Temple

InformationInformation

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)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / RatePrice / Rate

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

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station

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Address / LocationAddress / Location

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

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Millfield PE  @MillfieldPE - 2014-10-23
The origin of sports psychology? #learningfromtheeast. The incredible Dai Butsu (Giant Budda) in Kamakura, Japan. http://t.co/8lAUCmgFr0
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-23
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
NomapsNeeded  @NomapsNeeded_20 - 2014-10-23
#wedding #ceremony #kamakura #japanese style #japan 🎌🎋 http://t.co/GEtEEo0fSP
NeMeSia☥  @DirtNeMeSiA - 2014-10-23
Dragon tree. #kamakura #japan #tree#gardening #art #amazing http://t.co/n5goIZsi4m
NeMeSia☥  @DirtNeMeSiA - 2014-10-23
Little princess. #kimono #traditional #love #japan #kamakura http://t.co/vDjZF8HuSy
NeMeSia☥  @DirtNeMeSiA - 2014-10-23
Bid Buddha. #deity #god #kamakura #japan #travel #traditional #love http://t.co/fn1Bp8QsLD
早川純平 卍  @JamesKemlo - 2014-10-23
@OnyxOny also, his blades were made for the Kamakura bakufu - for the shōgun. It would have been presumptuous to sign his blades.
早川純平 卍  @JamesKemlo - 2014-10-23
@OnyxOny well, we know the Masamune lived in Kamakura. His teacher was Shintōgo Kunimitsu, adopted by Yukimitsu in the Sagami tradition.
HAZUKI  @wakaohazuki0828 - 2014-10-23
Where is my umbrella? This was sent to Kamakura by Enoshima train.
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-23
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Nikki Jacobs  @NicoleSentinel - 2014-10-23
"@liss7kzn: ❤ “@ValuableT: Kamakura JAPAN http://t.co/tlqQnZIIfx”" mmm, beauty & peacefulness... those aaah moments
Momspennies   @momspennies - 2014-10-23
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
武田双雲  @souuntakeda - 2014-10-23
When I was walking around Kamakura area, I was surprised at sudden appearance of my logo work for a company. I... http://t.co/9usaob6vgE
Gabriel Morton  @gabrielenguard - 2014-10-23
In sun for a 3 minute bus wait, now a little burned. Shopping for one of these hats. http://t.co/658QJtewtD
The Japanologist  @TheJapanologist - 2014-10-23
This is a fantastic dragon painting on the ceiling of Kencho-ji temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan http://t.co/oNEvbQH8ca
Mochi Musubi  @Mochi_Musubi - 2014-10-22
#Travel back in time to old #Japan! #Kamakura has great #sightseeing spots and #food..check out our #photos here! http://t.co/a5SzPF4lPK
Kento Horaguchi  @horakenphoto - 2014-10-22
Taken with #iPhone4s. #skatelife #myhouse #Kamakura #20140207 http://t.co/dc3dqfxutR
Atando Cabos  @AtandoCabosBlog - 2014-10-22
Distilling forms in Kamakura http://t.co/sHwn7GZfUc #Architecture #atandocabos
Gengo  @GengoIt - 2014-10-22
Want to improve your company's product? Treat your team to a hackathon: http://t.co/xY3L4b3UZU http://t.co/P7mAAYkGS8
John Marlow  @TheGeekSignal - 2014-10-22
@AngriestPat Hey Pat, when ya go to Nippon, check out Kamakura, It's has a giant Iron buddha that is purdy cool!
spikegillespie  @spikegillespie - 2014-10-22
Hell yes. Straight from Japan. Just arrived. One stick and immediately I am back in Kita-Kamakura. Domo Arigato. http://t.co/bVTqmaTVO8
Momspennies   @momspennies - 2014-10-22
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-22
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Japan Collectibles  @FromJapan4You - 2014-10-22
This flower is not only beautiful but BOLD as well. http://t.co/Fz5tt5Vt0x
Yuichi  @yuichiT0411 - 2014-10-22
Kamakura in Japan.You must be able to get calmness. It's near Tokyo and Yokohama, so you can get on a direct train. http://t.co/RS82R14ZUI
Japan Collectibles  @FromJapan4You - 2014-10-22
Nicely carved vanity box for beauties. http://t.co/tVNLWQSl2T #kamakura
進太ڡو  @shinta555sas - 2014-10-22
#NowPlaying Happy Birthday / KAMAKURA - SOUTHERN ALL STARS
のびら@11/8ニコメン鍵盤弾きます  @shumusix - 2014-10-22
@Aska__wint Aska gives me a T-shirt made by Kamakura-kobo!!!
Rianne  @Fangirldesu - 2014-10-22
Now studying the Kamakura period. It's interesting but it's just sooo much information 😓😓
Judith Ballantine  @JoodyBally - 2014-10-22
A gold fish. An actual GOLD fish. With some goldfish #kamakura http://t.co/bC8krlfjZc



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