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Engaku-ji Zen Buddhist Meditation Temple Japan

A temple in Kamakura. It takes about 60 minutes to get there by train from Tokyo Station but offers a traditional setting with a complex of 18 temples built almost a thousand years ago and surrounded by beautiful gardens.

A zazen experience is offered every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month (Sermon in Japanese: 9AM - 10AM, but the zazen practice is silent so from 10AM - 11AM anyone can participate and get the full benefit) & every Saturday (Beginners: 1:20PM - 2:20PM; People who have been once: 2:40PM - 3:40PM)

How to get there by train:
Take the Yokusuka Line between Kamakura and Tokyo to the Kita-Kamakura station. The train stops directly in front of the temple. You can also walk from Kamakura station to Kita-Kamakura.

Opening times
Apr - Oct 08:00 - 17:00
Nov - Mar 08:00 - 16:00


Entrance fee: 300 Yen


Japan, 〒247-0247 Kanagawa Prefecture, Kamakura, Yamanouchi, 409

臨済宗大本山 円覚寺 〒247-0062 鎌倉市山ノ内409 TEL:0467-22-0478

Engaku-ji entry stairs Zen Buddhist Meditation Temple Japan
Engaku-ji main pavilion Zen Buddhist Meditation Temple Japan
Engaku-ji Main Hall Zen Buddhist Meditation Temple

Meditate At The Engaku-ji Temple Near Tokyo

Experience Zen Buddhist Zazen Meditation Just An Hour By Train From Tokyo

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