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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Canuck | Tim  @PeopleOfCanada - 2014-11-01
@PNM_79 capsule hotels and trains. Even just walking in Tokyo will be interesting. Places like Kamakura and Nikko are nearby by train.
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wormgear  @wormgear - 2014-11-01
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TNF/HH KAMAKURA  @TNF_HH_KAMAKURA - 2014-11-01
【THE NORTH… http://t.co/vu8pJUuiBg
RobTilley  @RobTilley - 2014-11-01
For the evening crowd, http://t.co/AIIVqYlU7Z Crysanthemum, Kamakura, Japan #photooftheday
Abby アビー  @diclonius_abby - 2014-11-01
"...When today was over... and tomorrow came... I thought I could finally... Have a happy life here in Kamakura..."
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-11-01
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-11-01
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Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-11-01
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prince kevin   @l0lkevin - 2014-10-31
I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/d4fmLo6Yl5 Dcuo:Premade vs Kamakura Era
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-31
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
wingedberries  @wingedberries - 2014-10-31
Photo: ninetail-fox: a railroad bridge ,Kamakura   http://t.co/5kl7PZpntw
NAnA  @sevenchandance - 2014-10-31
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Japanese Hideya!  @japanhideya - 2014-10-31
This is my first Video. I went to Kamakura. There are many temples and famous statues. Please feel Japan! →http://t.co/mGliHD0kkz
The San Roque Club  @SanRoqueClub - 2014-10-31
Mix things up and do something different! Enjoy a bit of Asia at our Restaurant #Kamakura!! http://t.co/6d6y17hP3R #SanroqueClub
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きょーへー  @1192_s_kamakura - 2014-10-31
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Cameron Bailey  @cameron_tiff - 2014-10-31
Ozu's grave, also in Kamakura, is a little easier to find. Look for the sake bottles left in tribute. http://t.co/0Km2k9tOkj
進太ڡو   @shinta555sas - 2014-10-31
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こす  @kosugirika - 2014-10-31
We went to Kamakura 👻👻 http://t.co/BwgOvwGCtN
Robbie Collin  @robbiereviews - 2014-10-31
@ryanlambie As @InsideJapan can attest I've been all over! Visited Kamakura a couple of years ago & stayed on Enoshima. Spine-tingling place
Ryan Lambie  @ryanlambie - 2014-10-31
@robbiereviews @InsideJapan Beautiful. Have you been to Kamakura yet? That's a great place, too.
Random Forecast  @randomforecast - 2014-10-31
It is currently 64F/18C and Mostly Cloudy for Kamakura, Japan. #randomforecast http://t.co/AQFq8xDWcD
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-31
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-10-31
Good morning! @ Life http://t.co/sqMWJhhzRl
MINES-HOME  @MINESHOME - 2014-10-31
Daily MinesHome is out! http://t.co/mmvvKeAkA6 Stories via @lyra_kamakura @kamejikan @shindiknt
shinji  @ffbanana - 2014-10-31
Trick or Treat http://t.co/IarWQN1TXo #jugem_blog



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