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





Related Spots

Yoshomei's Art MeuseumYoshomei is famous for picture books. The museum's distinct architecture looks like that of a Europ... Read

Daibutsu-The Big BuddahHead to Kotokuin Temple, where stands the famous symbol of Kamakura, and one of the most famous sig... Read

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu ShrineWith some 800 years of history, this ancient shrine was erected by Minamotono Yoritomo, the founder... Read

Recommended Restaurant

Recommended Destinations

Recommended Event


Copyright © 2000-2012 FINEX Co., Ltd.