Kenchoji in Kamakura

As you can see, you can enjoy the beauty of Kenchoji temple and nature. It's quite large, including the mountains in the back, so it would probably take about an hour to see everything.

At the heart of Kenchoji lies the Dharma Hall, where monks and practitioners gather for meditation and teachings. Here, the rhythmic chants of sutras mingle with the faint rustle of leaves, creating an atmosphere conducive to inner reflection and enlightenment. 

As you enter through the imposing Sanmon gate, adorned with intricate wood carvings and guardian statues, a sense of tranquility envelops you. 

The temple complex unfolds before you, a harmonious blend of architecture, nature, and spiritual symbolism. Meandering pathways lead you through meticulously landscaped gardens, where moss-covered stones and towering pines evoke a sense of timelessness.

Address: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.

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