All Temples in Kamakura

Kamakura Temples

Guide to Kamakura Temples including all the popular temples in Kamakura. Most temples in Japan are  Buddhist Temples. There are some very old Japanese Temple which were established over 1,200 years ago. Today some of these very old wooden temple buildings still survive, however many have been destroyed by lightning, fire, earthquakes, storms or war and have been rebuilt over the years. Still many of these rebuilt temple buildings are hundreds of years old. Many of these very old Japanese Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Tokeiji Temple

    Tokeiji Temple, formally known as Shokozan Tokeiji, is a Buddhist temple, that is the only surviving nunnery in Kamakura of the five that originally existed, that served as a refuge for women who had been mistreated by their husbands. Tokeiji Temple is sometimes also referred to as the 3Divorce Temple3.Tokeiji Read more [...]

  • Jochiji Temple

    Jochiji Temple is a Buddhist temple, formally known as Kinpozan Jochiji, that belongs to the Engakuji school of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. Jochiji Temple is ranked fourth in the Five Mountain system for Kamakura’s temples. While Jochiji Temple was established in 1283 little remains of the old buildings which Read more [...]

  • Jufukuji Temple

    Jufukuji Temple, formally known as Kikokuzan Kongo Jufuku Zenji, is the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in Kamakura’s. Jufukuji Temple belongs to the Kenchoji branch of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism, and is ranked third in the Five Mountain system for Kamakura’s temples. Jufukuji Temple was founded in 1200, by Hojo Read more [...]

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    Engakuji Temple

    Engakuji Temple, one of the most important Zen Buddhist temples, was established in 1282 and is in Kamakura. Engakuji Temple is a large complex with eighteen building in total. Engakuji Temple contains several items designated National Treasures including the Shariden (Reliquary Hall) and the Great Bell.