Jufukuji Temple () is the number three of Kamakura's five great Zen temples. It is a branch temple of the Rinzai sect's Kenchoji school.

Jufukuji was established by the order of Minamoto Yoritomo's wife Masako after her husband had passed away. Its founding priest was nobody less than Eisai, the man responsible for introducing Zen Buddhism into Japan. Besides the often photographed pathway that leads towards the temple, Jufukuji is not open to the public.

Access

Jufukuji is located a ten minute walk north of Kamakura Station, just west of the railway tracks. There is no bus stop nearby.

How to get to and around Kamakura

Page last updated: April 19, 2016