Jōmyō-ji 浄妙寺

About Jōmyō-ji Temple

Jōmyō-ji Temple, located as the fifth of the Kamakura Gozan (the Five Great Zen Temples of Kamakura), was founded by Ashikaga Yoshikane and the first abbot was Taikou Gyouyu. It is said to have had a vast site and 23 sub-temples in the past.
The “Wooden Seated Statue of Taikou Zenji” enshrined in the Kaizandō Hall is designated as an important cultural property of the country, and it dates back to the Kamakura period.

Location: 3-8-31 Jomyoji, Kamakura-shi
-By foot: 30-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station
-By Keikyu 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 bus stops) and then walk 3 minutes.

Hours: 9:00-16:30
Admission fee: 100 yen (50 yen for children)
Toilets: Available.


・Nearby Shrines, Temples, and Other Sights

Hōkoku-ji 報国寺(5-minute walk)
Sugimoto-dera 杉本寺(7-minute walk)

<< Northeast area of Kamakura