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A Tour of Zen: Five Kamakura Temples

Yokosuka, Miura Full day 247

Known as Kamakura Gozan, these five iconic temples represent Kamakura's Buddhist history. This tour takes you to each of the five great Zen temples in Kamakura and gives you the opportunity to feel the history of medieval Japan.

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Daihonzan Engaku-ji Temple

Kamakura 30m

This ancient temple has many old buildings, including the temple bell and the Shari-den Hall, which are both national treasures. Here you can take a quiet breath...

Meigetsu-in Temple

Kamakura 1h

Meigetsu-in Temple in Kita-Kamakura is also known as The Temple of Hydrangeas. For hydrangea season around June, many people flock here to view approximately 2,500...

Jochi-ji

Kamakura 30m

Wife and son, Morotoki, of Shogun Hojo Munemasa built this temple in 1281. In this temple there is a 'Kanro no I (well)' , one of the 10 Kamakura Wells. This temple...

Jomyo-ji

Kamakura 30m

One of the family temples of Ashikaga City. The precincts of the temple has been designated as a national historic site and you can observe the karesansui (rock...

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