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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

Closes in 28 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura 248-0003, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was chilly but sunny the day we went, also a holiday weekend so it was quite crowded, and the matcha tea ceremony was full. But just wandering around gardens and bamboo grove was immensely satisfying and peaceful despite the crowds. Kamakura with its shrines...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan48161
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

With the electric bikes we rented at the shop by Kamakura train station, it was about 20+ minutes ride as we had to navigate unfamiliar streets to get there. Once there, 700¥ will get you in the temple, bamboo forest and green tea. Definitely go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IVegas
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Passing thru the entrance gate of Hokoku-ji Temple, you are greeted by green manicured landscape, sound of trickling water and sense of tranquility. Heading in further, you encounter the main hall of the small temple which you cannot go inside and the bell tower. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Wood77
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Quiet and serene place. It was nice walk around the temple. On Mondays, the garden was closed so we could not get in. There must is the bamboo garden.. which we missed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Bamboo grove is best seen in early June, its leaves are beautiful fresh green, however it is very crowded this season with tourists on weekend, and a row of tourists continues to the temple gate. I recommend you visit in the morning, rent a bicycle...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank enoshimapukapuka134
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Its a gorgeous place with zen gardens, bamboo gardens, peace, green landscape, and a bit of spiritual environment. they have a beautiful place there and you enjoy for sure a real spot of the antique of Japan. there are some caves in there, bamboo gardens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jabs2013
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This garden was easy to access by bus from Kamakura Station. It was quieter than other temples in the Area. There are many great photo ops here from the sea of bamboo trees to the rock garden and cave. You can see a Kyoto style...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kellylW6667OZ
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Traveling Japan provides hundreds of opportunities to visit temples and shrines. This temple's uniqueness is the large grove of immense bamboo. It is like walking through a strange landscape of a giant's garden. It is peaceful as is the rest of the gardens. The matcha...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jackiew185
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Had freshly brewed matcha with Japanese sweets right within the bamboo garden. There were many people but still very calm and quiet, I stayed much longer than I had initially planned to.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kaydee510
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This is like Arashiyama, the famous bamboo forest of Kyoto. It’s is really peaceful and calming inside. There’s plenty of Japanese garden, lake with koi fishes, temples and greenery for relaxation. Great stop over after visiting Big Buddha in Kamakura before heading off. Highly recommended...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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2 February 2018|
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Response from pjmdvm | Reviewed this property |
You pay at the entrance for tea if you would like it.
5 March 2017|
Response from fiskhumla | Reviewed this property |
It's super easy :) Just ask someone at the JR-station and they will point you to the right bus.Then tell the bus driver to stop at the temple.
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7 December 2016|
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Response from dyalon | Reviewed this property |
It's quite far from the great Buddha - about 15 minutes by bus, but I recommend taking a taxi which would cost less than $10 a ride.