Hokoku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Hokoku-ji Temple

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Hokoku-ji Temple is a 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 Ashikaga and Uesugi.
Hokoku-ji is also 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. Drink in the sacred silence and serene air of this wonderful garden escape.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:00

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / RatePrice / Rate

  • 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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MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-24
@YoshikiOfficial From youtube. ↑" MAIDIGI TV "
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-11-24
@YoshikiOfficial @purolandjp @hellokitty @yoshikitty To Yoshiki. I am [ but ] glad although it was not able to go. Yoshiki, thank you.
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
Wall of #daibutsu at a #kamakura temple. #nippon #tradition #landoftherisingsun #japan #buddha http://t.co/OdYT87bwAO
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
This tree has #onedirection hair. #1d #tokyo #japan #nature #nippon #landoftherisingsun #kamakura http://t.co/gjxADcBvcC
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
Gnarly old tree at a #kamakura temple. #nature #japan #nippon #landoftherisingsun http://t.co/tDsruTXKhv
funny_journeyer  @funny_journeyer - 2014-11-24
@TomcatJerry I've been there several times. Whenever I visit, I'm so impressed. It's one of the famous sightseeing place in Kamakura.
Reina Toyama  @itsmereinaxx - 2014-11-24
@RinsakuY Japanese people call this statue "Daibutu."The Great Buddha of Kamakura is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan. :)
Herm N. Crab  @HermNCrab - 2014-11-24
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Sigure :re  @kamakura_17 - 2014-11-24
🎧 U2 「The Miracle」
Ancuta  @ancontoes - 2014-11-24
@Diana_Taranu ahh Kamakura nu o stiu, link pls :D. Marks to prove it pare a fi noul Pelican :)
Diana Taranu  @Diana_Taranu - 2014-11-24
@ancontoes toata dimineata am ascultat Kamakura& WW1 portraits:) imi plac si Spit it out & Marks to prove it,ultima va fi probabil single-ul
Lloyd DIZON  @lloyddiz - 2014-11-24
Any recommendations on what to do in #Tokyo area tomorrow? I was planning to go to #Kamakura but tomorrow is going to be a rainy day.
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-11-24
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
SuperTurboGamer  @SuperTurboGamer - 2014-11-24
@sailorbee @RedStarsMK Kamakura is a beautiful part of Japan, I've been so many times. I've got some photos here: http://t.co/qszJftk7J7
嵐の太陽 ・ デビクロくん  @lysanderpuck - 2014-11-24
@greytints @nicefinalbeam it boils down to whether you think the cold is worth it! I would pass and go to Hakone or Kamakura instead
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
Random Japanese wedding at a temple in #kamakura. #japan #tokyo #nippon #tradition http://t.co/21hBexqiAS
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
Still crazy after all these years. #kamakura #japan #temple #nippon #landoftherisingsun… http://t.co/OE5PvYoloS
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
Hiding amongst the snacks in a #kamakura #bodega. #japan #tokyosweets #nippon #landoftherisingsun… http://t.co/sevzHyfgv0
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
So you can get a sense of the scale of this #buddha. #tokyo #japan #kamakura #reallyold #tourist… http://t.co/2htLqAXL4t
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
Temple time! #kamakura #japan #nippon #landoftherisingsun http://t.co/buoLawoEFF
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
Lush, empty street in #kamakura. #japan #nippon #landoftherisingsun #tourist http://t.co/EAuwZIMcrL
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
#Candy in bins outside the #temple. #kamakura #japan #nippon #landoftherisingsun #tokyosweets http://t.co/68Q6i1xAcz
chako  @ChakoBoots - 2014-11-24
Met this perky #frenchie at a silver shop in #kamakura. #frenchbulldog #batpig #instafrenchie… http://t.co/B8K5u0L1Zl
Mick Camerlengo  @m_camerlengo - 2014-11-24
@iotwatch dont 4get 2 say hi 2 Asimo at @miraikan .Finally 4 some meditation after the urban noise take a trip to Kamakura & see Daibutsu :)
ICP Kamakura  @ICPkamakura - 2014-11-24
The Kamakura Museum is a reservoir of Buddhist statues and other valuable arts of 12-14th centuries. http://t.co/jmNgPUDBps
Yuko.E  @yuutan_America - 2014-11-24
Visited the Temple in Kamakura is related with my late… http://t.co/BwU8hiGW16
♥mami♥JKS♥직진  @84ajisairose - 2014-11-24
@manjariamar @Finaleallegro @geonelroma @DLovecka @ATHNICO @woman52 @cherilynnpirtle @Villy_N_BG Jizo of Hase of Kamakura.
♥mami♥JKS♥직진  @84ajisairose - 2014-11-24
@manjariamar @Finaleallegro @geonelroma @DLovecka @ATHNICO @woman52 @cherilynnpirtle @Villy_N_BG I went to Kamakura in Japan today.
Andrea  @Andree_uh - 2014-11-24
Photo: All those beautiful noms #studyabroad #studyabroadjapan #tokyo #kamakura #Japan #homestay http://t.co/AYOmjHWNfx
I'm Still Running  @toorarai0830 - 2014-11-24
I ran the coastline of Kamakura today. 5km × 2. Great day!



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