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Hōkokuji Temple報国寺


The Hōkokuji Temple (famous in Japan as the “Bamboo Temple”) was founded in 1334 on the orders of Ashikaga Ietoki, the grandfather of Ashikaga Takauji (the first Shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate). Visitors can drink tea in the Kyuko-an teahouse while viewing the bamboo grove. The writing table that the literary giant Kawabata Yasunari used while writing “The Sound of the Mountain” is preserved in the Hon-do (Main Hall). Zazen meditation sessions are held in the Kasho-do hall on Sundays; beginners are welcome.


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Review of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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Reviewed:2018/11/28 Tranquil and Peaceful
Passing thru the entrance gate of Hokoku-ji Temple, you are greeted by green manicured landscape, sound of trickling water and sense of tranquility. Heading in further, you encounter the main hall of...
Reviewed:2018/11/20 Serene place
Quiet and serene place. It was nice walk around the temple. On Mondays, the garden was closed so we could not get in. There must is the bamboo garden.. which we missed.
Reviewed:2018/11/12 Beautiful bamboo grove
Bamboo grove is best seen in early June, its leaves are beautiful fresh green, however it is very crowded this season with tourists on weekend, and a row of tourists continues to the temple gate.

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New Year's Holiday, Yes, due to weather
Admission fee to worship200yen

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