Jufukuji was established by the order of Minamoto Yoritomo's wife Masako after her husband had passed away. Its founding priest was none other than Eisai, the man responsible for introducing Zen Buddhism into Japan. Besides the often photographed pathway that leads towards the temple, Jufukuji is not regularly open to the public.
Jufukuji is located a ten minute walk north of Kamakura Station, just west of the railway tracks. There is no bus stop nearby.