Hokoku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Hokoku-ji Temple

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Hokoku-ji Temple is a Rinzai Zen temple founded in 1334 by Ashikaga Ietoki, the grandfather of the first Muromachi Shogun Ashikaga Takauji. The temple was prosperous as a family temple of the Ashikaga and Uesugi clan.
Hokoku-ji Temple is known as "Bamboo Temple", and its must-see attraction is a magnificent bamboo garden behind the temple. The bamboo stalks grow incredibly close together and shoot straight into to the sky. There is a tea house where visitors can relax with a cup of Japanese green tea in the sacred silence and serene air of this wonderful garden escape.
The temple also regularly holds Zazen (sitting meditation) classes for beginners on every Sunday morning.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:00

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Bamboo Garden: 200 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 8 minutes from Kamakura Station on the JR lines or Enoden Line by the #23, 24 or 36 bus. Get off at Jomyo-ji Bus stop.
  • 25 minutes walk from Kamakura Station on the JR lines or Enoden Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-7-4, Jomyoji, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-0003

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