Engaku-ji Temple

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 / RatePrice / Rate

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

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station

Related LinksRelated Links

Address / LocationAddress / Location

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



Sarah Watts  @wattsalot - 2014-10-25
This print is called Kamakura. Available in these three color ways:) foxes, bunnies and hawks oh my!!!… http://t.co/EFRHAGa8z2
Japan Collectibles  @FromJapan4You - 2014-10-25
This flower is not only beautiful but BOLD as well. http://t.co/Fz5tt5Vt0x
Japan Collectibles  @FromJapan4You - 2014-10-25
Nicely carved vanity box for beauties. http://t.co/tVNLWQSl2T #kamakura
Kaylee Dunford  @kayrae44 - 2014-10-25
Mitchell's dad's tailgate had kamakura cater free lobster and steak. and also the beer cooler was a coffin with ice in it. #homecoming
Abby アビー  @diclonius_abby - 2014-10-25
"...When today was over... and tomorrow came... I thought I could finally... Have a happy life here in Kamakura..."
進太ڡو  @shinta555sas - 2014-10-25
#NowPlaying Happy Birthday / KAMAKURA - SOUTHERN ALL STARS
Artonamis MaXXXimus  @BIGART217 - 2014-10-25
Jus banged this Kamakura tailgate. Shit was fire.
Andrea  @Andree_uh - 2014-10-25
Guys I think I'm going to live in Kamakura next semester! Ahh!!!! 2 mins from the beach!
Juka Cosplay  @onifukuchou - 2014-10-25
@aktk_cos the shinsengumi ww. I hope I can visit all places you told me about (*^^*).. but Kyoto for sure! And Kamakura.. maybe Nikko, too
進太ڡو  @shinta555sas - 2014-10-25
#NowPlaying Long-haired Lady / KAMAKURA - SOUTHERN ALL STARS
Sharron Case  @kuzukokoqyke - 2014-10-25
@takao_kamakura I invite you to follow @Report24US tweets about breaking World and US news.
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-25
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Japanese Hideya!  @japanhideya - 2014-10-25
This is my first Video. I went to Kamakura. There are many temples and famous statues. Please feel Japan! →http://t.co/mGliHD0kkz
KISS  @Ssik_kisS - 2014-10-25
And then I swung on trees in das Kamakura forest situation in my black drapery...#funnylooks #swinging… http://t.co/H3zPu28rEk
marika  @marikasf51 - 2014-10-25
that view doe #kamakura http://t.co/LOiajCY2Gz
Scenes from Seattle  @ScenesfromSeatt - 2014-10-25
At http://t.co/6i86IGB9qr -- Taken with #iPhone4s. #myroom #Seattle #Kamakura #20140404 http://t.co/11FjFQPqpy
Kento Horaguchi  @horakenphoto - 2014-10-25
Taken with #iPhone4s. #myroom #Seattle #Kamakura #20140404 http://t.co/kxT0SuZHDj
Tokyowalker  @TokyoWalker03 - 2014-10-25
Looking up blue sky in Kamakura #bamboo garden. http://t.co/B73FdcI3IQ
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-25
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Steven Cento  @scento - 2014-10-25
This is a very pretty festival… http://t.co/2GSYKGt8VK
アズP  @azup_th - 2014-10-25
Working with Afternoon tea-time "Kamakura Sencha" with Tokyo Banana!! Not bad not bad #tea #teatime… http://t.co/UAZFSpFIDx
nugoo  @nugoo_kamakura - 2014-10-25
★★★trick or treat★★★ *HAPPY HOLLOWEEN!!!*... http://t.co/q8hvUl3Sep
Mc Flores  @mcfloresxx - 2014-10-25
Just posted a photo @ Kamakura Big Buddha http://t.co/iEzPRENKF0
Narita Iwao  @noriiwa - 2014-10-25
Tsurugaoka Hacimangu in Kamakura on the way to one-day hiking with 31 members of a group last week. http://t.co/AWoEvTBZTA
Jinqi  @jinqiz - 2014-10-25
Lunch in Kamakura started. http://t.co/7nAShySm1t
【HELLY HANSEN BLOG UP】 〜 Scandza 3way Jacket… http://t.co/nmK9NOId41
Shirlyn Tan  @shirlyntanvox - 2014-10-25
Didn't hop on the train. Would have had to do an unnecessary transfer if I did. Kamakura, here I come! #japan #tokyo http://t.co/0YZErlosZ8
Bryan Jiménez  @Dubmansv - 2014-10-25
Ramen with the bday girl (@ Kamakura in San Salvador) https://t.co/krOetbuRz3
Jessica A Paje  @pagebypaje - 2014-10-25
💖🌷🌸Love this shade of pink! Ofuna Botanical Garden.🌸🌷💖 @ Ofuna, Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/qaHSHUlhue
Mick  @hillnm - 2014-10-25
@suzan925 Yeah, I loved being there. I hope one day to see more of Japan, I've only been to Tokyo, Kunitachi, Hakone and Kamakura.