Hokokuji Temple

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Area: Kamakura
Address: 2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0003 [map]
Phone: 0467-22-0762 0467-22-0762
Access: 1.7 km from Kamakura Station Yokosuka Line (JO13)Enoshima Electric Railway (EN15)
2.3 km from Wadazuka Station Enoshima Electric Railway (EN14)
Hours: 9am - 4pm
Website: http://www.houkokuji.or.jp/

This small and unassuming temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism may seem average on first impressions, but it has a secret. Beyond the simple gate and just behind the modest main hall lies a beautiful bamboo grove, with a forest of over 2000 surrounding the picturesque tea house nestled in the grounds of the temple. Although this temple is slightly out of the way from others, it can be a great place to take a breather and escape the crowds!

Admission is 200yen.