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


Kelsey @Kels_Shear - 2015-04-02
I want to visit Kamakura, Japan😍
Mark Swinhoe @MarkPeteSwin - 2015-04-02
A video of my trip to Kamakura and Enoshima #Japan #Kamakura #Enoshima #Hase #spring https://t.co/wESJhOG3KC
Jenny @JxLover - 2015-04-01
Today I was in Kamakura :)

#Kamakura #japan #greatBuddha #tokyo #kanagawa https://t.co/aaJgYEeLWu
Nicole JORDAN @nnicolejordan - 2015-04-01
Today's mission. #Kamakura #japan. #temple site seeing. :) http://t.co/BsdWkkV1LRhttp://t.co/Qe0wCrNjHc http://t.co/SJXxpMw3dm
Digitally Downloaded @DigitallyDownld - 2015-03-31
@MilesVork also Kamakura is my favourite place in Japan. Go there!
Damon デーモン @EggBlogLatte - 2015-03-31
Photos of the majestic Daibutsu & other temples of #kamakura #japan http://t.co/OMelngbj6p http://t.co/U9OZWIuyub
fuseken730 @fuseken0730 - 2015-03-31
No Surf!
#kamakura #greenroom #japan #surf #highwind https://t.co/2PLaDYRP5K
YouTach @YouTach - 2015-03-31
There are many tourist attractions in Kamakura, Japan
InstaKabukicho @InstaKabukicho - 2015-03-31
#great #buddha #kamakura #japan #spring #sekura by angelpearls http://t.co/JKGpWnsKBz http://t.co/Yw9ayIjr9D
AngelPearls @AngelPearlsEtsy - 2015-03-31
#great #buddha #kamakura #japan #spring #sekura @ The Great Buddha, Kamakura. https://t.co/2nG6mnKIdN
YouTach @YouTach - 2015-03-31
Kamakura, Japan is a historic sightseeing spot
Eduardo Vicencio @kawauso318 - 2015-03-30
@1045CHUMFM #CHUMFMBarbados Last year in summer,I came back from Kamakura Beach in Japan cancelled.Blamed the Super Typhoon ruined summer.
Craig Lansdell @Craiglansdell - 2015-03-30
Highlight of day 3 of Japan: the bronze Buddha in the beautiful Kamakura http://t.co/gInYTSkBke
Yurie @yurie727 - 2015-03-30
Big Buddha with little cherry blossom🙈🌸

#buddha #大仏 #桜 #cherryblossom #japan #鎌倉 #kamakura #日本 @… https://t.co/xpFM8BRjSs
greendap @greendap - 2015-03-30
My new buddy posing for me #bluesteel #zoolander #kamakura #japan #cat #cherryblossoms #worldtraveler… https://t.co/Q2aUjnPGdB
Japanese Hideya! @japanhideya - 2015-03-30
This is my first Video.
I went to Kamakura.
There are many temples and famous statues.
Please feel Japan!
Ryan Frank @ApresSkiBrewer - 2015-03-30
The great #Buddha in #kamakura #japan . 121T sitting 13.4m. #themoreyouknow #honeymoon https://t.co/cg8etxnp24
Momspennies @momspennies - 2015-03-30
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
Momspennies @momspennies - 2015-03-30
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
yumi @yumi_Japan - 2015-03-30
bought a bag in Kamakura. It was cheep and cute. http://t.co/A0BtlpKQLy



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