SpotKencho-ji Temple

This is one of Kamakura's Gozan-Japan's first Kamakura era Zen Buddhist temples. It still carries out the strictest practices and training. The temple bell, a national treasure, is just one item of cultural importance among many other historic artifacts and things to see on the spacious temple grounds.
Towards the back of the temple we continue up a long and winding stairway that reaches far up to Hansobo, halfway up the mountain, built in a location that overlooks a breathtaking view of the Sagami Bay. At Kencho-ji Temple is the guardian deity, an embodiment of Tengu (the long nosed goblin in statue form). The trailhead for a 3-hour hike starts here, so if you're planning to come this way, then you'd best have come prepared.

Kencho-ji Temple


20 min on foot from JR Kamakura Sta.


8, Yamanouchi, Kamakura city, Kanagawa





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