Engaku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Engaku-ji Temple

Information

Engaku-ji Temple was established by the 8th regent of Kamakura shogunate Hojo Tokimune to mourn for the victims of the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281.
The temple is one of the major Zen temples in Kamakura.
(Zen is a school of Buddhism that was influential during the Kamakura period, in the 13th century.) Nestled on a hill deeply forested with cedar trees, the temple grounds have an otherworldly, tranquil atmosphere.

Opening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00 (April - October)
  • 8:00 - 16:00 (November - March)

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station

Address / Location

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Tweets

South of Tokyo,神奈川 @Visit_Kanagawa - 2019-09-19
Experience a moment of #zen at Engaku-ji Temple🧘
Surrounded by forests, it is particularly beautiful in #autumn whe… https://t.co/mo2LLRHSvQ
Theamata @TravelTheamata - 2018-10-21
#Engaku-Ji , a zen temple founded in 1282 in #Kamakura #Japan but if you ask me, it's the #TempleofLight I couldn't… https://t.co/EnC0FNoTt6
Bob Cromwell @ToiletGuru - 2017-12-14
This is the nicest Zen Buddhist temple in Kamakura:
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Ayaka @ayakabnb - 2017-10-08
Looking for the reason to say no when somebody asked you to do zen. #zen #temple #engaku-ji #kamakura https://t.co/4Nydx9mu4N
Centipede @CentipedeCarpet - 2017-03-10
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Loretta Chin @LorettaChin - 2017-02-06
First temple stop was a cold clear day w these plum blossoms blooming at #Engaku-Ji Temple. #zen… https://t.co/UzZxvcUYPb
Japan Hoppers @JapanHoppers - 2017-01-31
Engaku-ji, an ancient temple in the north of #Kamakura.
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Denise Lescano @DeniseLescano - 2017-01-06
This Engaku-Ji “The Temple of the Spirit” Zen Temple in Kamakura. This Temple is the original home of Zen and... https://t.co/MlGcnhdGHS
ツールド横浜 @route66baybike - 2016-12-01
Engaku-ji Temple in Kamakura
' ZEN'
The way we are born
The way we live
We are alive now https://t.co/ueJa1Qlqze
Mari @Maribabysbreath - 2016-11-26
The Engaku-ji temple is aflame with autumn color! https://t.co/WFNcjriDE1
Mari Oda @Maribabysbreath - 2016-11-26
The Engaku-ji temple is aflame with autumn color! https://t.co/WFNcjriDE1
Mari Oda @Maribabysbreath - 2016-11-26
The Engaku-ji temple is aflame with autumn color! https://t.co/WFNcjriDE1
FiveStarVagabond @David_Herd - 2016-10-19
I love the trams in Kumamoto Japan. Here is one of my photo blogs from 12 months ago, https://t.co/sBGcod8e4V https://t.co/nsV8s7NkOa
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2016-10-18
Engaku-ji temple in Kita-kamakura is one of the most important Zen Buddhist temple in Japan being founded in 1282. https://t.co/NLJmveMQDw
Zoë Martlew @zkm555 - 2016-10-15
Blissful peace, tranquility and palpable sense of sacred here at Engaku-ji Zen temple Kamakura https://t.co/z1b1OTaAlx
Lêology 【=◈︿◈=】 @amytalez - 2016-10-02
Engaku-ji Temple
Can't wait to come back for the season change 🍁🍂🌸😸 https://t.co/2KNdrJDGZU
負傷兵シモン/やさかたくみ @shiro_10ban - 2016-10-02
📷 hashitaka: Shii-chan with a tender-hearted girl :) Peaceful Shii-chan lives in Engaku-ji temple of... https://t.co/dpPecXUpZ8
Ceredwyn F. Holt @terraluxe - 2016-10-01
@DistantDystopia The book was called 'Kamakura: Fact and Fiction' by #IsoMutsu. There once was a tea house by Engaku-ji Temple to sit at.
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2016-08-15
Engaku-ji temple in Kita-kamakura is one of the most important Zen Buddhist temple in Japan being founded in 1282. https://t.co/z0RaIs3v05
だるせないし ʅ(。,,,゜)ʃ @d3_plus - 2016-08-10
National Treasure Buddha's Tooth Worshipping

@ ENGAKU-JI Temple /KAMAKURA #nikon #sanctuary
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Birukun @SecureThisNow - 2016-07-29
@Snubs some of the free standing smaller temple buildings I saw in Kamakura were built around 1300. A little spooky to stand under Engaku-ji
Up next: BSidesLV @SecureThisNow - 2016-07-29
@Snubs some of the free standing smaller temple buildings I saw in Kamakura were built around 1300. A little spooky to stand under Engaku-ji
Up next: BSidesLV @SecureThisNow - 2016-07-29
@Snubs some of the free standing smaller temple buildings I saw in Kamakura were built around 1300. A little spooky to stand under Engaku-ji
Kato @KatoKatoWorld - 2016-06-15
Morning tea ritual after zazen with a few Zen monks in the 800 year old Engaku-Ji Temple 🇯🇵… https://t.co/7f8a0KRUXE
CHEVVY @東京 @CHEVVY_ - 2016-06-14
We are at Engaku-ji temple in kita kamakura. I have free fast WiFi wtf. This place is amazing! https://t.co/dvYgxnXrAV
David Slocum @davidslocum - 2016-05-24
Unforgettable #Zazen Zen Buddhist meditation experience at Engaku-ji Temple in Kamakura with @BerlinSchool EMBA during Tokyo week
toshi fujiwara/藤原敏史 @toshi_fujiwara - 2016-05-07
Because the holiest Zen sanctuary of Engaku-Ji Temple is placed beneath the mountain at the very end of a valley,... https://t.co/fk7JYTia5i
toshi fujiwara/藤原敏史 @toshi_fujiwara - 2016-05-07
The garden and the Grand Study (Daishoin 大書院)of the living quarter of the head monk (Hojo 方丈), Engaku-Ji Temple
toshi fujiwara/藤原敏史 @toshi_fujiwara - 2016-05-05
The holy of the holiest sanctuary of the Engaku-Ji Temple, Pavilion of a Tooth of Buddha (Shari-Den) open to the... https://t.co/l0LQCmDjgc
yidilian @yidilian - 2016-04-08
Japan PIC: Frogs' song at Engaku-ji temple - M_Strasser posted a photo: I'm back in Switzerland, waiting for my... https://t.co/I1o7corHAR