About Hōkoku-ji Temple
Hōkoku-ji Temple is a temple founded by the Ashikaga Ietoki in 1334, and was built by Tengan Ekou (a Buddhist priest). Uesugi Shigekane also seems to have been involved in the establishment of the temple. One of the charms of this temple is its beautiful bamboo garden. The garden that spreads out behind the main hall is a landscape where serenity and beauty harmonize, embodying the aesthetics of traditional Japanese gardens.
Location: 2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura City
– By foot: 28 minutes from JR Kamakura Station
– By Keihin Kyuko Bus: Take 鎌23 or 鎌24（鎌倉霊園正門前太刀洗 金沢八景駅 ゆき） or 鎌36（ハイランド循環）from the east exit of Kamakura Station and get off at 浄明寺 (Jōmyō-ji) and walk 3 minutes from 浄明寺 (Jōmyō-ji).
Admission fee: 300 yen (including the bamboo garden), 900 yen including matcha tea
・Nearby Shrines, Temples, and Other Sights
Jōmyō-ji 浄妙寺（5-minute walk）
Sugimoto-dera 杉本寺（5-minute walk）
・Cafes and restaurants around Hōkoku-ji Temple