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


Magician of miracle   @bonhomierichard - 2015-02-01
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Magician of miracle   @bonhomierichard - 2015-02-01
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Momspennies   @momspennies - 2015-02-01
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MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2015-02-01
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The San Roque Club  @SanRoqueClub - 2015-02-01
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Julie  @Thejetsetjulie - 2015-02-01
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Guido Meijer  @GMD1235 - 2015-01-31
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SKI BUMS Alert  @SKIBUMSAlert - 2015-01-31
Sunny, brisk and windy today - high of 46. Wanna see Japan's oldest Zen monastery? Kamakura has lovely temples & a huge buddha - 60 min away
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Dandee Master  @DandeeMaster - 2015-01-30
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The Bee  @Morgaine620 - 2015-01-30
yes, she clearly makes me want to go to Japan :-) JusJoJan 29 - Kamakura, Japan - Part 2 http://t.co/EsUjqeDNSI via @LindaGHill
Whattimesailing  @Whattimesailing - 2015-01-30
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