Kukoku-ji Temple

Kukoku-ji Temple
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Page last updated: Dec, 17, 2020
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Jason Surguine

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.

Information of Spot Detail


2-7-4 Jomyo-ji, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Temples/shrines,Importantcultural property

Business Hours

9:00 to 16:00

Regular Holiday

Year end and new year


200 yen


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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