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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

TweetsTweets

brunomars122 @Khalel7 - 2018-04-14
@DwayneDuggerII Hi Duggy! There is Hokokuji ?! Hokoku temple?!
I love this place!!
Planetyze @planetyze - 2017-08-30
Spend a day in Zen at 700 year-old Hokoku-ji in Kamakura, surrounded by a breath taking bamboo grove.… https://t.co/TSm9LCphoS
AfroInJapan @AfroInJapan - 2017-08-15
Enjoying a stroll around the bamboo gardens of 報国寺 「Hókoku Temple」in Kamakura. As many times as… https://t.co/Jy140uHYAC
JulienFromouterspace @julienfos - 2017-08-12
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Planetyze @planetyze - 2017-08-09
Hokoku-ji Temple
A bamboo grove, moss and matcha tea. Spend a day of tranquility surrounded by greenery.… https://t.co/V3SBYO0wBK
Claire Wade @RedPlanetClaire - 2017-05-21
Bamboo Grove of #Hokoku-ji Temple, #japan. Bamboo is so bendy that it's wired up above. #travelphotography
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Claire Wade @RedPlanetClaire - 2017-03-25
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Taking Stock @arena_green - 2016-12-24
The Hokoku-ji Temple courtyard https://t.co/Chc2MO2jFh
Taking Stock @arena_green - 2016-12-24
The Hokoku-ji Temple courtyard https://t.co/Chc2MO2jFh
Taking Stock @arena_green - 2016-12-24
The bamboo grove of Hokoku-ji Temple https://t.co/GB97v5Ollr
Taking Stock @arena_green - 2016-12-24
The bamboo grove of Hokoku-ji Temple https://t.co/GB97v5Ollr
Leyla I. Royale @leylairoyale - 2016-12-16
Hokoku ji temple! #tbt to Japan in May and Kamakura. Today we were lucky to get an extra long… https://t.co/IWPrnURpjz
Tomoyo @tmy38 - 2016-09-04
Strolling through the bamboo grove at Hokoku-ji🎍🍃
#Hokokuji #temple #japan #bamboo #bamboogrove… https://t.co/Lgi6QiMnFJ
Ivan Peh @ivanpeh - 2016-05-29
It's such a pity that I didn't get to Hokoku-ji Temple which has the most famous Bamboo Forest… https://t.co/xKTqmMY99D
Leyla I. Royale @leylairoyale - 2016-05-27
Hokoku ji temple was one of the most peaceful places I've ever been. #japanadventures #hokokuji… https://t.co/yxeiwIMHae
Lola @thislolak - 2016-05-11
Hokoku-Ji, also known (creatively) as the bamboo temple. https://t.co/RJOdZkJU84
Matthias @EarlMobile - 2016-04-20
While Kamakura's Hokoku-ji is famous for its bamboo garden, the secluded temple also invited… https://t.co/Zez8OUs3GW
Odigo @OdigoTravel - 2016-04-16
Prepare to be amazed once you are surrounded by the tall bamboo trees in Hokoku-ji Temple at Kamakura. https://t.co/8QuaGDvnRH
NagatoPyon @Nagato_Pyon - 2016-02-10
Bamboo Forest (part of the Hokoku-ji Temple) #Kamakura #Japan #報国寺 https://t.co/DfKsCwpwTq
Glass Half Delicious @GHD_Photography - 2015-12-15
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TOKYO + α @japan_photonavi - 2015-11-11
[KAMAKURA] Here is Hokoku-ji Temple. It is 12 minutes by bus from Kamakura Station.It is s… https://t.co/Qq9M4oAzc8 https://t.co/FdphvRMdwO
TOKYO + α @japan_photonavi - 2015-11-11
[KAMAKURA] Here, time may go by slowly. (Hokoku-ji Temple) #kamakura #Temple #Hokoku-ji #t… https://t.co/qSLR3dyePN https://t.co/DEGQ6ctT8H
TOKYO + α @japan_photonavi - 2015-11-11
[KAMAKURA] In bamboo forest, please listen to the beautiful sound. (Hokoku-ji Temple) #kam… https://t.co/7KSm45kg6A https://t.co/nbYIYr8g5t
TOKYO + α @japan_photonavi - 2015-11-11
[KAMAKURA] Scenery to see from the 'Main gate (Sammon)' … Beautiful!! (Hokoku-ji Temple) #… https://t.co/7YJl0typRF https://t.co/9k9AaaBe20
Planetyze @planetyze - 2015-09-15
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Planetyze @planetyze - 2015-06-30
Spend a day of tranquility surrounded by vivid greenery. Meet the Hokoku-ji Temple. http://t.co/76zsBh10W4
Real JapaneseGardens @RealJapanGarden - 2015-06-24
I visited another temple in Kamakura last weekend.
Right next to Hokoku-ji lies Jomyo-ji, a Rinzai sect temple.
I... http://t.co/e7VqOyMwlr
KCP International @KCPJapanese - 2015-05-12
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Shin-Howe Chen @shchen - 2015-02-06
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