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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

698 Reviews
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2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura 248-0003 Kanagawa Prefecture
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Exciting Kamakura - Online Tour

This is a two-way communication online virtual tour using Skype Conference System.<br>Based on the itinerary, some pictures and videos of sightseeing spots will be shown on your computer, and I will explain them.<br>Basically, we will visit five sightseeing spots in Kamakura, but this tour is so flexible that we can change our itinerary depending on your interests.<br><br>Note<br>- Meeting time will be fixed as per discussion with you, because we need to consider time difference.<br>- Videos may not work smoothly, in case of bad connection.
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Mick wrote a review Jun 2020
Bangkok, Thailand71 contributions6 helpful votes
Another of Kamakura's many gems. Lovely place to stroll around. Easy to get to and wasn't crowded when I went. Well recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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nonajumi wrote a review May 2020
Singapore, Singapore42 contributions5 helpful votes
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Two times to Kamakura, two times to Hokokuji as well. Before we start with anything else in the small coastal city, we went here first. Since the temple is not that big, it’s better to avoid the crowd and peak time. The tea house overlooking the bamboo and all the Japanese landscape around the temple were things that keep us coming back. We also love the quiet neighborhood.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Siddharth B wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington531 contributions34 helpful votes
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Hokukuji is a mini-version of Arashiyama and one thing where it beats Arashiyama is you can actually walk within bamboo gardens and feel to be in an enchanted place. It is definitely very beautiful and if you’re in Kamakura, I’d strongly recommend but I’d warn beforehand the bamboo gardens are very small and ends within 1-2 minutes of walk. You can go to the cafe and sip coffee overlooking the gardens, but I am not into stuff like that so I skipped it. When you enter the grounds you are greeted by miniature moss statues which are beautiful in itself. Apart from that you will get to see a rock garden similar to Ryoan-ji. There are some caves too with a koi pond providing a backdrop to the temple. Excellent place- it is small, but very worth it and should be the first stop in Kamakura.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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John A wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia111 contributions26 helpful votes
If arriving at Kamakura station, take the no. 23 (24 or 36) bus up to Jomyoji stop. Walk down the hill and turn left when you see the temple directions. 100 metres up the hill you enter a gate and just shut up. We got a real sense of peacefulness as we moved around. I read another review about the noise but time of day and fellow visitors make a difference. Avoid the instantgramners and this is a wonderfully peaceful place. Go early and linger. The moss gardens, bamboo grove and water features will be worth every minute.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jean-Michel2a wrote a review Nov 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom545 contributions33 helpful votes
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Busy temple on the outskirts of Kamakura. Gorgeous garden and peaceful bamboo grove where you can have real green tea in a very zen setting.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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