Houkoku-ji Temple

Houkoku-ji Temple is one of the best places to travel in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, opening hours, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Houkoku-ji Temple posted by Japanese travelers in the know. Admission Fee: 200 yen[last modified: ]

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Beautiful Bamboo Grove In Houkoku-ji Temple

Houkoku-ji is celebrated for the beautiful bamboo grove in the precinct. You can enjoy walking in the grove, and in addition, a green-tea time in the sight of beautiful bamboo is so wonderful.

A Healing Place Of Fantastic Bamboo Grove

Leave the east gate of Kamakura Station, take the bus at the 5th bus stop, and get off at the 'Jomyo-ji', then walk 2min. The bamboo grove appearing after a little steep slope. I recommend to take a walk wearing 'yukata' in this 'THE' Japanese space. You can rent yukata.

2000 Beautiful Bamboo Named Meng Zong, & Green Tea In This Garden

The path in bamboo grove wrapped in quietness. Looking up the bamboo in the sky, there's the play of sunlight through them. They're so beautiful that I want to watch them for a longer time. And, green tea and Japanese sweets to eat with peaceful minds in this garden. You can see also camellia with bamboo till around April.
Kamakura Station East Gate bus stop No.5. Jomyoji bus stop, walk 3min, Entrance fee: 200yen, green tea and sweets required more 500yen.



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By car, 10min from Asahina IC, 7min from Kamakura Station. By bus, 8min from Kamakura Station, get off at 'Jomyoji Temple', then walk 3min.



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A Temple Of Hydrangeas

In June, there are 2500 trees of hydrangeas blooming at the approach and the precincts of the temple. They choose the breed and the color of hydrangeas. Because of that, I feel the dignified and modest beauty. The scenery was like a very color of Japanese rainy season.

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A Healing Jizo Image Standing Calmly In The Garden With Seasonal Flowers & Trees

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Palm Trees Like California!

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Cool Enoden Train Going Through The Side Of Hydrangeas

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A Great Writer Also Trained! A Medieval Precinct & Historical Zen Meditation

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The Sea Of Hydrangea Has Disappeared Though, The Wonderful Scenery Of Kamakura Bay

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Small But Flowery Temple Located Near Kamakura Station

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