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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Tokyowalker  @TokyoWalker03 - 2014-10-25
Looking up blue sky in Kamakura #bamboo garden. http://t.co/B73FdcI3IQ
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-25
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Steven Cento  @scento - 2014-10-25
This is a very pretty festival… http://t.co/2GSYKGt8VK
アズP  @azup_th - 2014-10-25
Working with Afternoon tea-time "Kamakura Sencha" with Tokyo Banana!! Not bad not bad #tea #teatime… http://t.co/UAZFSpFIDx
nugoo  @nugoo_kamakura - 2014-10-25
★★★trick or treat★★★ *HAPPY HOLLOWEEN!!!*... http://t.co/q8hvUl3Sep
Mc Flores  @mcfloresxx - 2014-10-25
Just posted a photo @ Kamakura Big Buddha http://t.co/iEzPRENKF0
Narita Iwao  @noriiwa - 2014-10-25
Tsurugaoka Hacimangu in Kamakura on the way to one-day hiking with 31 members of a group last week. http://t.co/AWoEvTBZTA
Jinqi  @jinqiz - 2014-10-25
Lunch in Kamakura started. http://t.co/7nAShySm1t
TNF/HH KAMAKURA  @TNF_HH_KAMAKURA - 2014-10-25
【HELLY HANSEN BLOG UP】 〜 Scandza 3way Jacket… http://t.co/nmK9NOId41
Shirlyn Tan  @shirlyntanvox - 2014-10-25
Didn't hop on the train. Would have had to do an unnecessary transfer if I did. Kamakura, here I come! #japan #tokyo http://t.co/0YZErlosZ8
Bryan Jiménez  @Dubmansv - 2014-10-25
Ramen with the bday girl (@ Kamakura in San Salvador) https://t.co/krOetbuRz3
Jessica A Paje  @pagebypaje - 2014-10-25
💖🌷🌸Love this shade of pink! Ofuna Botanical Garden.🌸🌷💖 @ Ofuna, Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/qaHSHUlhue
Mick  @hillnm - 2014-10-25
@suzan925 Yeah, I loved being there. I hope one day to see more of Japan, I've only been to Tokyo, Kunitachi, Hakone and Kamakura.
Miharu Uchida  @CSb2014miharu - 2014-10-25
I’m going to Kamakura
Backstreet Guides  @bsguides - 2014-10-24
A lovely Saturday morning! Lots of tours of #Tokyo and #Kamakura happening today. Looking forward to meeting you all at 9am! #Sightseeing
Random Forecast  @randomforecast - 2014-10-24
It is currently 59 F and Mostly Cloudy for Kamakura, Japan. #randomforecast http://t.co/jQsTNM1C3A
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-24
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Michael Negron  @OctagonCoach - 2014-10-24
Beautiful day and scene at #shrine in #Kamakura Japan. http://t.co/jJ1IPZ1DK6
Korra.  @LongLiveKorra - 2014-10-24
I liked a @YouTube video from @fazefeeekz http://t.co/qPrECbwgeD Kamakura [J]
Gjeraqina Ukshini   @gjeni_u - 2014-10-24
Armor (yoroi), Late Kamakura period 1185–1333 early 14th century,Japanese, Lacquered iron and leather, silk, http://t.co/70BmtCe5CE
Gjeraqina Ukshini   @gjeni_u - 2014-10-24
Illustrated sutra of The Miracles of Kannon, Kamakura period (1185–1333), dated 1257, Unidentified artist, Japan http://t.co/LBlPJT0zRG
Ninja Baker & Baking  @NinjaBaking - 2014-10-24
Visit to a 200 yr old #Japanese sweets shop in Kamakura. (Home of the Great Buddha.) http://t.co/dbOyQVVBbp http://t.co/tRErBElBOE
YABAI  @yabaimedia - 2014-10-24
A group of girls dancing (for a video...?) in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/upl4F1qnfp
Juan Felipe Montoya  @Timberhofmandi - 2014-10-24
@RiotHarrow Go to Shinjuku Gardens and Kamakura! And try to eat okonomiyaki at one of those hole-in-the-wall restaurants, it's the best
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-24
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Neil Jackson  @neiljjackson - 2014-10-24
Much delayed bloggification - http://t.co/uURV3DBNxc
Sigure  @kamakura_17 - 2014-10-24
Home work .
Sigure  @kamakura_17 - 2014-10-24
What collar?
Juan Felipe Montoya  @Timberhofmandi - 2014-10-24
@RiotKobe @dCrumbzz @ReportStress @jpshub Don't miss the Shinjuku Gardens, they are impressive. And go to Kamakura if you have the chance
Michael Negron  @OctagonCoach - 2014-10-24
Great "downspout" in front of store selling dove shaped cookies in #Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/LZrVravXtK



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