Kencho-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Kencho-ji Temple

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Kencho-ji Temple, overlooks Kamakura City all the way to Sagami Bay, was established by the 5th regent of Kamakura shogunate Hojo Tokiyori in 1253. The temple is the first Zen training monastery in Japan and ranks among the most important of Kamakura's medieval Zen temples.
The two-storied gate called Sanmon has a quiet dignity. Further along at the end of the path, steep stairs continue up toward the hill behind the temple grounds. Halfway up is Hanso-bo, a shrine dedicated to a Shinto deity that protects the temple. The temple was burnt down several times by fire and earthquake, and the present buildings were reconstructed by Takuan Soho during the Edo Period (1603 – 1868).

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 16:30

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 8, Yamanochi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 247-0062

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Digitally Downloaded @DigitallyDownld - 2015-03-31
@MilesVork also Kamakura is my favourite place in Japan. Go there!
Damon Degner @EggBlogLatte - 2015-03-31
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fuseken730 @fuseken0730 - 2015-03-31
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YouTach @YouTach - 2015-03-31
There are many tourist attractions in Kamakura, Japan
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AngelPearls @AngelPearlsEtsy - 2015-03-31
#great #buddha #kamakura #japan #spring #sekura @ The Great Buddha, Kamakura. https://t.co/2nG6mnKIdN
YouTach @YouTach - 2015-03-31
Kamakura, Japan is a historic sightseeing spot
Eduardo Vicencio @kawauso318 - 2015-03-30
@1045CHUMFM #CHUMFMBarbados Last year in summer,I came back from Kamakura Beach in Japan cancelled.Blamed the Super Typhoon ruined summer.
Craig Lansdell @Craiglansdell - 2015-03-30
Highlight of day 3 of Japan: the bronze Buddha in the beautiful Kamakura http://t.co/gInYTSkBke
Yurie @yurie727 - 2015-03-30
Big Buddha with little cherry blossom🙈🌸

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Japanese Hideya! @japanhideya - 2015-03-30
This is my first Video.
I went to Kamakura.
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Ryan Frank @ApresSkiBrewer - 2015-03-30
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Momspennies @momspennies - 2015-03-30
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
Momspennies @momspennies - 2015-03-30
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
yumi @yumi_Japan - 2015-03-30
bought a bag in Kamakura. It was cheep and cute. http://t.co/A0BtlpKQLy
andraia @lesrevesduchat - 2015-03-30
I love #kamakura and #kimono and #temple ! Thank you #Japan <3 https://t.co/kUwh5qiI7J
Salve Grace @lovesalvz - 2015-03-29
'@notmaja: CARLOS ANTONIO in JAPAN!! 😳

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Brunella Lupano @BLupano - 2015-03-29
Wonderful #hanami from #kamakura and #ShinjukuGyoen @Japan_travel_JP @Visit_Japan http://t.co/3Bzkck56FF
Random Forecast @randomforecast - 2015-03-29
It is currently 63F/17C and Mostly Cloudy for Kamakura, Japan.
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