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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Kamakura

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Religious Site
See the artworks and icons, and learn about the history of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera 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 (Takedera Temple) and other Kamakura attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • As well as that famous bamboo, enjoyed various attractions. And in the bamboo forest in the ¥ 500 drink Matcha green tea, ¥ 500 (in the admission charge is ¥ 700) for would be worth.
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  • This place is quite far from the main shrine and also the train station (about half an hour of walking), however, because of that, it is less crowded and noisy compared to the main shrines in Kamakura...  more »
  • Walk from Kamakura station 20 minutes is a good walking distance. Tired of walking 20 minutes we also 吹tsu飛bimasu beautiful bamboo and green tea while you watch. Garden in the rain, MOSS is good and comfortable.
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  • A beautiful spot for hanami in April. Excellent matcha treat while looking at the bamboo forest and beautifully green hills.
  • Zen temple with bamboo garden. It's cool on the way to Kamakura/Enoshima.
  • Beautiful small temple with a small zen garden and a bamboo forest. One can enjoy tea with a relaxing bamboo view here. Not crowded. It closes at 4pm.
  • A little out of the way, but the bamboo grove makes it totally worth a visit.
  • Super nice with the bamboo garden! Enjoyed it more than the main temple in Kamakura. Take a bus down if the sun is scorching.