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Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
See the artworks and icons, and learn about the history of Hokokuji Temple, an old and impressive temple. Founded in 1334, the Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple had a straw roof until it was damaged by an earthquake in 1923, but still displays a similar roof on its bell tower today. Also known as "Bamboo Temple," the religious site has an attractive bamboo grove just behind the main hall. With over 2,000 tall bamboo plants, and a small tea house, the garden offers a place of respite popular with tourists and worshippers alike. Our Kamakura vacation route planner makes visiting Hokokuji Temple and other Kamakura attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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バスがかなり混みあっていたので、鎌倉駅からタクシーで報国寺に行きましたが、1,000円程度でした。 立派な竹で見応えあります。Because the bus was full of people pretty much went to the hokoku-ji Temple by taxi from Kamakura station, was about 1000 yen. In a good seeing.show original
ずっと憧れてた竹林のお寺(*^^*) 癒されました。 抹茶もいただきましたが、癒されますね。 生石さ✨Temple of bamboo wanted (* ^ ^ *) was healed. I enjoyed the green tea, but healed. Oishi, ✨show original
We went on a day trip from a Tokyo to Kamakura. It was about 1 to 1 1/2 hours drive from Tokyo. This is not your typical Japanese temple. It is a small bamboo forest, garden, lake, temple and tea hous... read more »
The bamboo forest is like small version of Arashiyama in Kyoto! Worth for a visit for those who dont have enough time/money to go outside Kantō region
the bamboo forest behind the temple is simply beautiful! not as plentiful as the one in Arashiyama but you can get really upclose with them!
Wonderful shrine(?)! I'm not too fond of shrines in Japan, have you seen one then you've seen all is usually how I think but this one was different with bamboo everywhere and an opportunity to enjoy Japanese tea in a lovely environment! Recommended
相楽裕美子Cherry blossoms in full bloom was full bloom, much like yesterday hokoku-ji Temple is adorned by the visitors. In beautiful Bamboo Grove resound the Nightingale's voice, the heart seems to be pure. Pure sound of bamboo and iwashimizu falling, green tea.show original
濵中真宏Bamboo is the most beautiful in Kanagawa Prefecture. Surrounded by bamboo, tea!show original
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