Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Kamakura

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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. By using our Kamakura day trip planning tool, you can arrange your visit to Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and other attractions in Kamakura.
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  • Another of Kamakura's many gems. Lovely place to stroll around. Easy to get to and wasn't crowded when I went. Well recommended.  more »
  • Two times to Kamakura, two times to Hokokuji as well. Before we start with anything else in the small coastal city, we went here first. Since the temple is not that big, it’s better to avoid the...  more »
  • Beautiful small temple grounds with bamboo, moss & stone gardens. 200 yen to enter small garden with bamboo and extra 500 yen to have green tea. The grounds are comparatively small so best to avoid busy peak periods where possible if you want to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Lovely place, very quiet with beautifully sculpted gardens and a bamboo forest. For an extra 500 yen they make you a traditional green tea to enjoy while you relax amongst the bamboo

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