Museums & Attractions


The area north of Kamakura town centre is home to many Rinzai sect temples, among them the famous Engaku-ji, the largest Zen temple in Kamakura, situated bang in front of Kita-Kamakura Station. The temple was founded in 1282, although the main gate was reconstructed in 1780. The precincts, which extend a long way up into the hills, house more than 15 smaller sub-temples. To the left of the main entrance you can often see people practising Zen archery. On the hill to the right is the famous temple bell – the biggest in Kamakura.


409 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Transport Kita-Kamakura Station (Yokosuka, Shonan-Shinjuku lines)

Telephone 04 6722 0478

Open Daily 8am-5pm

Admission ¥300


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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