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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yanuar annas  @djkemplo - 2014-10-22
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MINES-HOME  @MINESHOME - 2014-10-22
Daily MinesHome is out! http://t.co/mmvvKeAkA6 Stories via @k_siff @Ticket_T1 @kamakura_koho
Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-10-22
Rainy morning http://t.co/IciHUjNFPi
Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-10-22
Rainy morning @ Life http://t.co/Fwc3qiMsKj
  @qn_chan - 2014-10-21
We would often make a kamakura in winter
Abby アビー  @diclonius_abby - 2014-10-21
"...When today was over... and tomorrow came... I thought I could finally... Have a happy life here in Kamakura..."
花 紗鞍  @hanasakuraEC - 2014-10-21
I have to go to Kamakura today. I want to forget my problem fo a short time.
Other World Buddha  @OWBuddha - 2014-10-21
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進太ڡو  @shinta555sas - 2014-10-21
#NowPlaying Long-haired Lady / KAMAKURA - SOUTHERN ALL STARS
Yagami Layton  @eliasmg12 - 2014-10-21
Foto: OMG I´ve been there like a week ago seriously. Budist temple in Kamakura, Japan. http://t.co/AksP9DZrH8
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-21
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
mumucchan ♪  @waferchoco_ - 2014-10-21
Anyways for reference, Kamakura is located at around 50 km at south west Tokyo. Aran said, "If it's us we even can surpass 100km!" Lol
Wm. Thomas Hill  @weltec2 - 2014-10-21
@SmoothGLife That's diffucult. Have been all over the country. Prefer country. City: Kamakura. Vacationed there many times.
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-21
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
桑田壮司@みらくるサイクリングツアー  @soshi_kuwata - 2014-10-21
In a rain ? Waht is the problem ? Oh, that makes Kamakura more beautiful. I’m glad to see you guys ! Thank you... http://t.co/oP6Z7Acqp6
SUU♡  @sugimiiika - 2014-10-21
the Great Buddha of Kamakura 󾮕 http://t.co/0lQy0VuFIQ
Tokyowalker  @TokyoWalker03 - 2014-10-21
Walk in rain in #Kamakura today. http://t.co/9WAkOXF5SK
CLOUD  @SHARIFMASOUDI - 2014-10-21
10 Must-see spots in Kamakura once you are in town! http://t.co/jA0ES9Tre3
Ben Stubbings  @jtben - 2014-10-21
#Kamakura renaissance man -journo, photog, inventor, chef, boxer- scours globe for stories | TJapan Times http://t.co/WAATTSxMrR by @shonanc
Marcel Glaser  @MarcelGlaser - 2014-10-21
Repost @themaxisms Thanks to for the #shoutout Mr. #maxisms #maximus 8-) #japan #kamakura #beach… http://t.co/o57zvK4M8e
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-21
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Kento Horaguchi  @horakenphoto - 2014-10-21
Taken with #GH3. #slowmove #surfer #myhouse #Kamakura #20140805 http://t.co/cS3SWBHN2i
Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-10-21
Lonel Richie ♪ My Love
Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-10-21
Bryan Adams ♪ I do it for you
Tammy Weinczok  @11_aside - 2014-10-20
Beautiful day in Kamakura in fun company. And the sake at lunch made for an even better afternoon!… http://t.co/3Pn73jNpgf
Thomato.  @xOhLexus - 2014-10-20
holy Have you heard ‘Kamakura’ by @Taquwami on #SoundCloud? https://t.co/V1YJP951Ew
Putra Indonesia  @PutraNegara69 - 2014-10-20
Sunday lunch at Ichikanjin: Out for Sunday lunch yesterday, we hit up an old favourite ramen joint in Kamakura... http://t.co/QAXJ5jnEv6
VINCE M  @VinceM_ - 2014-10-20
Last day in Japan #Tokyo #Buddah #Kamakura #Robot #Trip #DrumShow #VinceM
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-20
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Narita Iwao  @noriiwa - 2014-10-20
Hase no Daibutsu; crowded with people but they are moved. Kamakura is surrounded by mountains and the sea. Natural. http://t.co/qBODssCsSE



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