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Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan

October 13, 2015 by David Herd

Kamakura Station

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan was about 1 hour 20 minutes by train from Tokyo travelling south through Yokohama. Followed by a short walk to the temple.

Engakuji Temple is a short walk from Kita-Kamakura Station on the JR Yokosuka Line coming from Tokyo Station and Shinagawa Station.

Up the stairs

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan The ancient temple was founded in 1282 by a Chinese Zen monk through it’s patron Japan’s ruler Hojo Tokimune of the Kamakura Shogunate.

Hamish & I at Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan

We had to buy some umbrellas as there were some showers around.

 Here we are at the entrance of Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan.

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan The address is 409, Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa , phone247-0062.

The Sanmon Gate

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan Apparently the Sanmon Gate is unusual as its supporting posts are totally exposed. The Gate dates from 1783.

Sanmon gate

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan Engaku-ji Temple at Kamakura is one of Japan’s most important Zen Buddhist temples.

 Engakuji Temple

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan

 Engakuji Temple was founded in the Kamakura Period of Japanese history on the instructions of regent Hojo Tokimune, who had successfully fought off the two Mongolian invasions of Japan in the late 13th century with the help of fortuitous typhoons known as kamikaze, which had destroyed the invading ships in harbour.

 The small bell

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan Not to be confused the the Great Bell which is a national treasure. Sadly we could not see the Great one because the area was closed. ‘

Cemetery within the grounds

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan A well kept cemetery, in fact all the surrounding grounds were immaculate.

The cemetery

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan

Some very old graves here at Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan.

Beautiful grounds

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan Such a beautiful peaceful settings in the grounds of Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan.

Pagoda statue

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan I really love these Japanese pagoda statues, in fact I had several in the garden at my home in Australia.

Ancient gate

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan Ancient gate at Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura, I believe this temple is one of the most important Zen Buddhist temples in Japan, and it ranks second among Kamakura’s Five Mountains.

 The old and the new

Engaku-ji Temple Kamakura Japan A new construction beside the ancient cemetery highlights the old and the new at Engaku-ji.

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David Herd Thailand These are my friends, Hamish is an Australian living in Thailand and Kayo lives in Tokyo. After Engaku-ji we explored two more temples before catching the train to Enoshima.

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