Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Kamakura

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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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  • Hokukuji is a mini-version of Arashiyama and one thing where it beats Arashiyama is you can actually walk within bamboo gardens and feel to be in an enchanted place. It is definitely very beautiful...  more »
  • If arriving at Kamakura station, take the no. 23 (24 or 36) bus up to Jomyoji stop. Walk down the hill and turn left when you see the temple directions. 100 metres up the hill you enter a gate and...  more »
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  • 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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