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Engaku-ji Temple, Yokohama

Engaku-ji Temple - Yokohama, Japan
Engaku-ji Temple
409 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Japan 247-0062Map
+81 467 22 0478
Neighborhood: Outside the city
Overview

The regent, Tokimune Hojo, established Engaku-ji Temple in 1282. It is Kamakura's largest temple and is famous for its "Great Bell" which dates back to 1301. The bell has been designated a national treasure. The oldest extant Zen temple hall, with its distinctive cypress roof, is also found here. Known as the Shari-den, it is believed the hall was relocated from a nearby nunnery during the Muromachi Era (1333-1573). Do not miss the statue of monk Mugaku, the temple's first abbot. The public is permitted to participate in meditations here.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Kita Kamakura Station
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