Engaku-ji 円覚寺

About Engaku-ji Temple

Engaku-ji Temple is a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture and is one of the Kamakura Gozan (Five Mountains of Kamakura). It is a historic temple built in the later Kamakura period and visitors can see historically valuable structures such as Hōjō(the abbot’s quarters) and garden, Buddha hall, Kuri (the kitchen of a Zen monastery), and Shariden (reliquary hall) which has been designated as a national treasure. In addition, the temple is known for its beautiful autumn foliage that has been around since the Kamakura period and the cherry blossoms that bloom beautifully in spring.

Location: 409 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 1-minute walk from JR Kitakamakura Station
Hours: 8:00-16:30 (16:00 from December to February)
Admission fee: 500 yen (100 yen for children)
Toilets: Available
Photography: Tripods and monopods are prohibited.
URL: http://www.engakuji.or.jp/en


・Nearby Shrines, Temples, and Other Attractions

Tōkei-ji 東慶寺(3-minute walk)
Meigetsu-in 明月院(8-minute walk)
Kenchō-ji 建長寺(13-minute walk)


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