Hōkokuji Temple

Temple
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.

Spot details

Address
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Joumyouji 2-7-4
Phone
0467220762
Hours
9:00-16:00
Closed
12/28-1/3
Fees
[Admission fee] 300yen [Matcha ticket] 600yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Beautiful surrounding just love the bamboo grove - Better than Arashiyama!
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.02.13
    We really enjoyed our visit here. Beautiful surroundings and serene gardens. With so many temples in Kamakura, this one is surely not to be missed.
  • Simply lovely
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.06.11
    Another of Kamakuras many gems. Lovely place to stroll around. Easy to get to and wasnt crowded when I went. Well recommended.
  • First place to visit in Kamakura
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.05.08
    Two times to Kamakura, two times to Hokokuji as well. Before we start with anything else in the small coastal city, we went here first. Since the temple is not that big, it’s better to avoid the...

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