Kenchoji Temple

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Kenchoji is Kamakura’s oldest Zen temple and is recognized as the top temple of the city’s Five Great Zen Temples. It was originally founded by regent Hojo Tokiyori in 1253 as a Zen training temple, and its first head priest was a Chinese Zen priest named Rankei Doryu.

Overview

Address

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

Hours

8:30 - 16:30 Open Now

Opening Hours

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

Phone Number

0467-22-0981

Website

kenchoji.com

Access

Kenchoji is about a 15-minute walk from Kita-Kamakura Station and approximately a 25-minute walk from Kamakura Station.

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