Hokoku-ji Temple

Hokoku-ji Temple

InformationInformation

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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Nyx [Audio-FX]  @Nyx_AudioFX - 2014-09-02
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Nyx [Audio-FX]  @Nyx_AudioFX - 2014-09-02
@Kamakura_Heiwa Its sad it does not translate well maybe as time passes it will get easier to understand each other, I can only hope!
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Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-09-02
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
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EIJI PAGE  @EIJI_PAGE - 2014-09-02
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