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Kenchoji Temple (Main temple of Kenchoji school of Rinzai sect)

Kenchoji Temple (Main temple of Kenchoji school of Rinzai sect)

The first of the Five Great Mountains(temples) of Kamakura, with many ancient structures and a temple bell certified as a national treasure. There is a Zen meditation (Zazen) experience with English explanations and it is very popular with tourists.

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Travel tip

Kamakura's greatest Zen temple. Enjoy the tranquility of the Zen garden, and view of Mt. Fuji from the observation deck up the hill on clear days in winter.

Kenchoji Temple (Main temple of Kenchoji school of Rinzai sect) in the morning

How about starting your day with zazen meditation? The cool air will help you feel refreshed, and a leisurely breakfast and sightseeing trip will make for a different kind of travel experience.

Essential Information

Hours

8:30-16:30

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities may change their operating days or hours. Check the official website for the latest information.
Suggested duration

45m

Costs

Adults and high school students: 500 yen
Junior high and elementary school students: 200 yen

Facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly
Language
  • English
  • 简体中文
  • 繁體中文
  • 한국어
  • Tiếng Việt
  • ไทย
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