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 - 2015-03-06
Tokyo National Museum. The Kamakura era(1185-1333). A bandit that a nose is characteristics, with blond hair. #Japan http://t.co/ebWnZepLEz
Passport Out  @passportoutcom - 2015-03-06
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christina saragi   @christinasaragi - 2015-03-05
The Kamakura vegetable rice bowl can’t be missed in sightseeing in Kamakura!
Jay Dee Archer  @jaydeejapan - 2015-03-05
A Shonan Beach Walk http://t.co/bs1spSDaxN Photos and video from the beach in Kamakura #Kamakura #Japan #beach
ブマ  @MTHBCW - 2015-03-05
Offering http://t.co/etylO4ZzgH #JIB
Middle Village, NY  @MidVilleNY - 2015-03-05
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ɞʁϵиᴌ  @br3nt_br3nt - 2015-03-05
just in case you missed my time-lapse in Kamakura today.. lol #cycling #Japan http://t.co/Em7sOtUeUy
Bambang Edhy Pratomo  @sakaeru - 2015-03-05
Lee’s Travelog : Taking a peek into the engineering wonders of the Kamakura Daibutsu
Thiago Medeiros  @geodesigner - 2015-03-05
Hase-dera details VIII. #travel #japan #kamakura #hase #hasedera #地蔵 #地蔵菩薩 #地蔵王菩薩 #landscape… https://t.co/DxBgqan3lm
Fabrice Jouet  @FJpicture - 2015-03-05
Love this photo! And you? Taken in Kamakura @Life_Kamakura @MisterGreenwich @JapanThis @Visit_Japan http://t.co/e3973L3rbO
Pablo E. Lopez  @PazTres - 2015-03-05
Photo: visitheworld: Stairs to the temple in Kamakura, Japan (by hanabi). http://t.co/CSHjbOWhcg
InstaKabukicho  @InstaKabukicho - 2015-03-04
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prathummat  @prathummat - 2015-03-04
#thegreat #buddha #kamakura #japan #trip @ The Great Buddha, Kamakura. https://t.co/5N45DyQNIm
Naoto MATSUMOTO  @naoto_matsumoto - 2015-03-04
@vikasreddy And more. http://t.co/QGTz8lJFdW Kamakura. The month of March-April is cherry blossom season in Japan. ;-)
Taka Noguchi野口貴裕  @TAKA_dubiduba - 2015-03-04
Take a #Kamakura #Shonan Day trip with a rickshaw/Enoden ride - #japan #travel #japanese https://t.co/46njzFDyid @voyagin
Mark Cropper  @madebycropper - 2015-03-04
Japan is the spiritual and physical home of paper-making. Dated 1306 this Kamakura period Japenese… https://t.co/NeKEd3WbLh
andre pierre  @Drizzy_Dre__ - 2015-03-04
Photo: visitheworld: Stairs to the temple in Kamakura, Japan (by hanabi). http://t.co/8zycN7uFgl
Donald van Deventer  @dvandeventer - 2015-03-04
Yesterday's early morning surf check in Kamakura #Japan https://t.co/vREgQSAQcM
Danny Ari Pratama P.  @danny_APP - 2015-03-04
The secret of his smile and happiness….-Fun!Japan Gourmet Report-
BELS  @BELS_editors - 2015-03-03
Congrats to these newly certified editors in the life sciences! Sarah Matsuura of Kamakura, Japan, & Benjamin Mull of Houston, TX.



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