Hokoku-ji Temple is a temple built by Ashikaga Ietoki in the late Kamakura period, and the sitting statue of Gautama Buddha, which is the principal object of worship, is designated as an important cultural property of Kamakura City. In addition, the bamboo forest behind the main hall which is filled with around two thousand bamboo plants has gained a three-star rating by the Michelin Green Guide. It has helped the temple become known a "bamboo temple". There is a walking path in this bamboo forest, it has a magnificent scenery and a mystic atmosphere. There is a tea room in the bamboo forest, and you can enjoy delicious matcha tea and traditional Japanese sweets. Another attraction of the temple is the “Karesansui” rock garden. You can see Japanese cornelian cherry and amaranth flowers in spring and fall, respectively.
2-7-4 Jomyo-ji, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
9:00 to 16:00
Year end and new year
7 minute bus ride on the Keikyu bus from the JR Kamakura Station, get off at the Jomyo-ji bus station.
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