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Explore the beautiful bamboo garden of Houkokuji



24. July. 2019

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One of Kamakura’s most charming temples is Houkokuji, which nestles in the hills to the east of the city center. It was founded during the early Muromachi Period (1336 - 1573) and is part of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism.

A highlight of the temple is its beautiful bamboo garden (which has earned it the nickname of “Bamboo Temple”) and features a network of narrow paths where you can soak up the tranquility. Amidst the lush foliage is a peaceful teahouse where you can enjoy a cup of matcha tea and take in the spiritual energy of Hokokuji.

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Hokoku-ji Temple
Tucked away in the secluded in the hills of eastern Kamakura, sits Hokokuji temple, ” …


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