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



SakuraHotelHatagaya  @hatagaya_hotel - 2014-09-20
[Tour Info.]I went to KAMAKURA for sightseeing :)[With Professional Japan Tour Guide: Sakura Hotel Hatagaya] http://t.co/fRDnxNlrVL
History with Hammock  @HistorywHammock - 2014-09-20
OnSeptember 20, 1498 a tsunami destroyed the building of the Great Buddha statue in Kamakura, Japan; it has been in the open ever since #HwH
Court  @courtneyreno - 2014-09-20
LG Cafe for breakfast & Kamakura for lunch 😛
Damien  @daym_0h - 2014-09-20
NEW JAPAN VLOG http://t.co/XkgUVV5vn4 In this one we struggle to climb Mt Fuji and explore Kamakura! 😁😁😁😘
Thistle Burr  @thistle_burr - 2014-09-20
Feeling down today so I'm playing my ocarina. I bought it in Kamakura from a man who made it out of clay. http://t.co/FX6tuOj17z
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-09-20
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
tomhbrooks3  @tomhbrooks3 - 2014-09-20
LADY OF THE SERPENTS #japan #ancient #stone #shrine #kamakura #abstract #minimalism #conceptual… http://t.co/faXM4ZhDM0
Jordan Johnson  @JauntyJordy - 2014-09-20
I had an awesome dream last night that in October I went back to Kamakura, Japan and visited @Kianu888Taylor Many Adventures Ensued #最高の夢だった
Aya☆  @ay_v_ - 2014-09-20
Enoshima, Kamakura of 2 days and 1 night was fun!Let's go some other time. A pleasant memory came with a lot. http://t.co/3nbi7UNm5q
いわさわまみ  @eight_mami - 2014-09-20
With Minato, I went to Kamakura today :^)♡ Thank you for wonderful time… http://t.co/lPjZwAuoUQ
N★RRIN  @date - 2014-09-20
looking through all my old pictures and I found the stack of komaeda/kamakura fanarts I sent to my phone...
Ash Mann@TGS(木と金)  @Crimsondramon - 2014-09-20
@WingedHao I'll be going To Kamakura for a day trip. I'll be back in Akiba in the evening for last minute shopping
Foul Krook  @FoulKrook - 2014-09-20
I liked a @YouTube video from @fazefeeky http://t.co/Q3Jsz2YlHz Kamakura [J]
George ジョージ  @George85 - 2014-09-20
I just uploaded another video from my trip to Kamakura, Japan last week. The Great Buddha Statue! Check it out here: http://t.co/TpONfW8x2x
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-09-20
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  @Japan_Antique - 2014-09-20
This flower is not only beautiful but BOLD as well. http://t.co/Fz5tt5Vt0x
HubrisSonic  @HubrisSonic - 2014-09-20
oh,man. wanna be there. "@melanie_brock: Celebrating Alex Kerr's 50th year in Japan in Kamakura.#kampai http://t.co/tucImJUFk8”
Melanie Brock  @melanie_brock - 2014-09-20
Celebrating author Alex Kerr's 50th year in Japan in the most beautiful setting in Kamakura.#kampai http://t.co/9re2qRMLyQ
Japan Collectibles  @Japan_Antique - 2014-09-20
Nicely carved vanity box for beauties. http://t.co/tVNLWQSl2T #kamakura
Justin Prahlad 李存希  @jasutinkun - 2014-09-20
Day out around Kanagawa prefecture today! Yokohama and Kamakura~ visited the Great Buddha! #kamakura… http://t.co/VlyvbVVEAH
tomhbrooks3  @tomhbrooks3 - 2014-09-20
BRIDGE OF SIGHS #japan #kamakura #shrine #ancient #architecture #abstract #minimalism #atmospheric… http://t.co/TEU8H5CbBl
Best Tea Kettle  @tea_best - 2014-09-20
Old Dutch Greek Wine Cast Iron Kamakura Teapot with Stand, 26-Ounce http://t.co/KNfT2j3x1H
ジャーマンペットハウス 鎌倉店  @hunterkamakura - 2014-09-20
SALON http://t.co/kC8L8889ot
Shinichi Wada  @koguma134 - 2014-09-20
I came back my home town yesterday.i will stay 5-days and go back to Fukui. I am going to Kamakura to have dinner tonight.
Melanie Brock  @melanie_brock - 2014-09-20
What a week! Weekend of pottery in Kyushu, Monocle NZ survey launch, karaoke in GInza and now kabuki in Kamakura #tamasaburo #veryexcited
Abby アビー  @diclonius_abby - 2014-09-20
"...When today was over... and tomorrow came... I thought I could finally... Have a happy life here in Kamakura..."
前田南美  @MIMIchaaan_RK - 2014-09-20
Edited with #Phonto. @phontograph#lunch #happy #deli #kamakura #lice #Chicken #yum #ランチ #鎌倉 #ハッピーデリ #美味しい http://t.co/QaepYxhDUS
-나탈리-  @ennatnat - 2014-09-20
Travelling to kamakura~
the tokyo files  @thetokyofiles - 2014-09-20
Kamakura-bashi, near Tokyo Station & Otemachi, has bullet marks from 1944 air raids. Here are four WW2 sites in Tokyo http://t.co/53ckX0S7Nv
Anno Domini  @10000CE - 2014-09-20
Year 1185: Minamoto clan finally defeats its Taira rivals, instituting the Kamakura Shogunate. #Japan