The first temple hall afterwards is the Butsuden which displays a statue of the Jizo Bodhisattva. Behind the Butsuden stands the Hatto , the largest wooden temple building in eastern Japan. It houses a statue of Kannon and has a dragon painted on its ceiling.
Esteemed as the first Zen training monastery of its kind back in 1253, Kencho-ji Temple’s still reigns supreme, taking the number one spot in Kamakura’s five highest-ranked Zen temples.
Travelers should not miss the garden behind the Hojo, which was designed by Zen master Muso Kokushi.
It takes about 20mins from the Main hall to the viewing platform, but if you climbed up to that, you can see the beautiful Mountains view!!
8 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture TEL 467-22-0981
Opening hours : 8:30 - 16:30
Entry fees : Adult ¥500 (High school students and up)
Children ¥300 (Elementary and junior high school students)
By bus : From JR Kamakura station:At Terminal No.2 take a bus bound for Kenchoji - Ofuna Station, get off at Kenchoji
A 20-minute walk from JR Kita-Kamakura station towards Kamakura station.
A 30-minute walk from JR Kamakura station east exit towards Kita-Kamakura.