Founded in 1188, this Rinzai Zen temple is number 5 of the Kamakura Zen temples. The Kamakura branch of the Ashikaga family, the main powerholders in the Muromachi period, made it their family temple.
The Kisan-an, a tea house restored in recent years, is open to visitors. From the veranda, you can enjoy the view on the zen garden while having a bowl of matcha.
How to get there
Take the bus 鎌23 from the Kamakura main station. After 6 stops (about 8 min), get off at the bus stop Jōmyō-ji (浄明寺). From the bus stop, walk a few meters back, cross the street and walk straight ahead until you get to the gate of Hōkoku-ji temple.
9am – 4pm
8-31, Jomyoji 3-chome, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0003