Engaku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Engaku-ji Temple

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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

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Address / LocationAddress / Location

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



chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
I need this for DigDug. #ridic #onlyinjapan #kamakura #daytrip #japan #nippon #dogsofinstagram… http://t.co/ksK5Juvvyx
Kahlil Robles  @gibranlanuza - 2014-11-24
Kamakura stn and my very first authentic Japanese ramen 🍜😁👍 http://t.co/pBh022Y8BF
Little Blue Rucksack  @lbluerucksack - 2014-11-24
Here's a new #blogpost about my #trip to #Japan. Here's a sneak peak of #Tokyo, #Hakone and #Kamakura: http://t.co/WBcNoJKboi
Life of Creed  @LifeofCreed - 2014-11-24
Ofuna Kannon-ji | Goddess of Mercy http://t.co/DRnDGgvCfr #Kamakura
Rima Reyka  @Overcome_Life - 2014-11-24
The Great Buddha of Kamakura miniature statue - a gift from dearest friend. Thank you! :) #Buddha… http://t.co/RU0E7DQoIP
Marie Maglaque  @etincellestudio - 2014-11-24
A cute cafe in Kamakura... There are many wonderful shops & cafes there, I must go back on my own and… http://t.co/v16ZMcwZvB
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-24
@YoshikiOfficial @hellokitty @yoshikitty ↓ Please do your best. It is aiding.
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-24
@YoshikiOfficial @hellokitty @yoshikitty ↓ It is praying for an impossible success which is not also from Kamakura even in Tama. ↓
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-24
@YoshikiOfficial @hellokitty @yoshikitty To Yoshiki. Good morning. It is cold sky. Is the body OK? ↓
さりー  @susi_koira - 2014-11-23
I'm heading to Kamakura\\\\٩( ‘ω’ )و ////
DIG Travel Magazine  @DIGTravelMag - 2014-11-23
Tokeiji, Kamakura: Japan’s first women’s shelter http://t.co/EJrrJ8Bbf5
John Heinze  @adlubescence - 2014-11-23
Surf Bungaku Kamakura and Magic Disk weren't bad per se, but Landmark was just so much more fun and enjoyable
Deb Highfield  @debhdebh - 2014-11-23
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/CdRkFznpfn The Maccabees - Kamakura, O2 Liverpool Nov 14
Absolute Despair Mom  @MarikuMagica - 2014-11-23
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-11-23
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
鎌倉翔太  @kamakura_shouta - 2014-11-23
E P O PAY DAY http://t.co/bKoHXDJZP2
鎌倉翔太  @kamakura_shouta - 2014-11-23
EPO - Twinkle Christmas http://t.co/Cg4yegp9vh
LJ Blake  @lookeastwest - 2014-11-23
Kamakura, JP. Famous attraction in town is the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) near the Kotoku-in Temple. Ancient city. Nice. http://t.co/8n21FAupbr
Deb Highfield  @debhdebh - 2014-11-23
The Maccabees - Kamakura, O2 Liverpool Nov 14: http://t.co/CdRkFznpfn via @YouTube
kayasa_jp  @kayasa_jp - 2014-11-23
I want to go to Kamakura.
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-23
I would like to meet Yoshiki only once in lifetime. He likes Yoshiki. http://t.co/4aCiiHHP7L
  @201_700 - 2014-11-23
happy wedding💍 in Kamakura🏄 http://t.co/eJvoYs0pJ1
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-23
@YoshikiOfficial @AnimeNewsNet To Yoshiki. I would to carry out a dinner to Yoshiki only once in lifetime. http://t.co/PO7h9fLKg3
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-23
@YoshikiOfficial @hellokitty @yoshikitty ↓ But while you consult also abut the body, please do your best. ↑ http://t.co/rnoHSAb39U
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-23
@YoshikiOfficial @hellokitty @yoshikitty Yoshiki. Good evening. still more tomorrow♪ delightful∮ http://t.co/VRN7763rUE
BORN FREE   @masahiro5588 - 2014-11-23
I don't know what this flower is, but bloom beautiful in winter. at Kamakura. @flower @winter @kamakura - http://t.co/I4gcvbNNPv
Oyasumi Dandan  @darlingdanichan - 2014-11-23
@TheSteelSamurai if not wanna meet us in harajuku tomorrow at 11am and go to avant garde then kita kamakura?
J's trip bar ...  @jstbar - 2014-11-23
Good sunny day☀️ #nosurf #sup #planetearth #love & #peace #kamakura #zaimokuza http://t.co/y7y007PhiO
Wonderful Planet.Net  @aunleangheng - 2014-11-23
See Amazing Night View of Yokote Kamakura Festival http://t.co/Dfq7k1KNZ6 http://t.co/4bhnGkMSkg
まろん  @whitemaron11 - 2014-11-23
I had lunch in Kamakura. http://t.co/lQ3BlglkMD