Engakuji Temple

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Engakuji is the second most important temple out of Kamakura’s Five Great Zen Temples and was founded by regent Hojo Tokimune in 1282 to commemorate both the Japanese and Mongolian soldiers who lost their lives when Mongolia attempted to invade Japan in 1281 (the Battle of Koan).



409 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map) (Directions)


8:00 - 16:30 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 8:00 - 16:30
Thursday 8:00 - 16:30
Friday 8:00 - 16:30
Saturday 8:00 - 16:30
Sunday 8:00 - 16:30
Holidays 8:00 - 16:30



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Engakuji Temple is a 1 minute walk from Kita-Kamakura station.

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