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Situated in Kamakura, a Zen Temple with Tea in a Bamboo Grove
This Kamakura temple received a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide Japan, a tourist guidebook aimed at overseas visitors to Japan.
In 1334, high priest Tengan Eko established this temple retreat as a place for ascetic training, and it became a place of worship for the Ashikaga and Uesugi Shogun clans.
With its bamboo grove of about 2,000 trees, as well as a beautifully maintained Japanese garden, fantastically beautiful scenery unfolds before you.
Deep in the bamboo grove is a retreat offering you Matcha green tea to savor.
The principal object of worship at this temple, the sitting Buddha of Shakyamuni, is a designated a significant cultural property of Kamakura city.
With the beauty of its 2000 Moso bamboo trees, it’s also known as the Bamboo Temple.
Besides the bamboo grove, the beautiful Japanese garden, with its cherry blossoms and autumn foliage, can be enjoyed in all seasons.
Take a break with Matcha and tea sweets at Kyukoan, a tea room with views of the bamboo grove. .
Experience authentic Zazen (seated meditation) and Shakyo (hand-copying sutras).
About 30 minutes on foot from Kamakura Station, it’s also nice to stroll to the temple.
- Name in Japanese
- 臨済宗建長寺派 報国寺
- Postal Code
- 2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura City, Kanagawa
- Admission Fees
- 300 yen
- Matcha Tea Fee
- 600 yen (with dry Japanese sweets)
December 29-January 3
※Closed In case of bad weather
9:00 am-4:00 pm (Matcha is available until 3:30 pm)
※When crowded, tea service may be temporarily cancelled.
1) About 7 minutes by taxi from Kamakura Station on JR lines or Enoshima Electric Railway
2) From Kamakura Station on JR lines or Enoshima Electric Railway, take the Keikyu Bus bound for Kamakura-reien-shoumenmae-tachiarai・kanazawahakkei / Highland. Get off at Jomyoji bus stop and walk for about 3 minutes.
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)