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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Kamakura
Jochiji Temple
# 11   of 16 most visited
sights in Kamakura

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Main Hall (Dongeden)

Jochiji is the number four of Kamakura's five great Zen temples. It is a branch temple of the Engakuji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Its head temple, the Engakuji Temple, stands just a few hundred meters away on the opposite side of the railway tracks.

Jochiji was founded in 1283 by members of the ruling Hojo family on the occasion of the premature death of a son. Once a large temple complex with many buildings and subtemples, Jochiji is now small and calm. In its main hall, the Dongeden, the temple's main object of worship, a Buddhist trinity of the Amida Buddha, Shaka Buddha and Miroku Buddha, is displayed.

Behind the temple's main hall, a circular path leads through the temple garden and past a graveyard and some caves. At the temple's entrance, one of the ten celebrated wells of Kamakura can be found, but it seems to have lost some of its beauty over the centuries. Next to Jochiji starts the Daibutsu Hiking Trail, via which it is possible to walk to Kamakura's Great Buddha in about an hour.

Approach to Jochiji Temple

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How to get there
Jochiji is a ten minute walk from Kita-Kamakura Station on the JR Yokosuka Line, one station before Kamakura Station when coming from Tokyo.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:9:00 to 16:30
Closed:No closing days
Admission:200 yen

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