hōkoku-ji

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    Hōkoku-ji (報国寺) is one of the Zen temples in Kamakura that belong to Kenchō-ji Temple of the Rinzai sect. It is located along Kamakura Road close to Sugimoto-dera, just across the Nameri River, and famous for its idyllic bamboo garden. It is also known as "Bamboo Temple" (竹の寺). Hōkoku-ji was...
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    The bell tower with its thatched roof at the Hōkoku-ji.
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    Hokokuji Temple

    The Japanese rock garden (枯山水 karesansui) at the Hōkoku-ji.
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    Hokokuji Temple

    The Japanese rock garden (枯山水 karesansui) at the Hōkoku-ji.
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    Hokokuji Temple

    Yagura (caves carved into the limestone to accommodate tombs) at Hōkoku-ji. They hold the tombs of the early Ashikaga family members.
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    The Kyūkōan at Hōkoku-ji, a quiet tea house where you can relax and enjoy a cup of matcha.
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    Hokokuji Temple

    The famous bamboo garden at Hōkoku-ji.
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    Hokokuji Temple

    Left, the hon-dō (main hall) of Hōkoku-ji, with a seated statue of Shakyamuni Tathagata.
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    Hokokuji Temple

    The moss garden at Hōkoku-ji.
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    Hokokuji Temple

    Hōkoku-ji (報国寺) is an old temple of the Rinzai sect (Kenchō-ji school) of Zen Buddhism located in Kamakura. It is famous for its bamboo garden and also known as "Bamboo Temple" (竹の寺). Here, Yakuimon (薬医門), the temple gate.
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