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    Engakuji, founded in 1282, became the second most important in the group of monasteries called the Gozan (“Five Mountains”) a hierarchy established in the 14teh century for the Zen temples under the official patronage of the shogunate.

    Engakuji is Kamakura’s largest temple complex; often wracked by fire and earthquake, 17 of the original 46 building have survived.

    Two of these are registered as National Treasures: the shariden (hall of holy relics) built in 1282 and the huge belfry on the hill above.

    The bell 2.5 m (8-ft) tall, was cast in 1301. The belfry on the hill above. The principle building open to the public at Engakuji is the butsunishi-an ceremonial hall, where visitors can take part in a tea ceremony.
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    • Yokosuka Arts Theatre
      12.19 Km from Engakuji
      Yokosuka Arts Theatre (横須賀芸術劇場, Yokosuka Geijutsu Gekijō) is part of the mixed-use Bay Square complex in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It opened in 1994. The horseshoe-shaped theatre seats 1,806 and there is a smaller hall, the Yokosuka Bayside Pocket, with a capacity of 600. The Bay Square complex is by Kenzo Tange, with acoustical design of the halls by Nagata Acoustics.
    • Yokohama Curry Museum
      14.23 Km from Engakuji
      The Yokohama Curry Museum (横濱カレーミュージアム, Yokohama Karē Myūjiamu) was a restaurant and historic museum of curry in the Isezakichō district of the port city of Yokohama, Japan, between 2001 and 2007. Different types of curry were available from a selection or restaurants, ranging from a full meal to a quick taste option. The museum included a recreation of Yokohama's port in the late 19th century. Exhibits lined the walls and part of the central area built in the form of a ship at port. On the eigh...
    • Yokohama Stadium
      14.42 Km from Engakuji
      For the football (soccer) stadium, see International Stadium Yokohama Yokohama Stadium (横浜スタジアム, Yokohama Sutajiamu) is a stadium in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan. It opened in 1978 and holds 30,000 people. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. The stadium is unique, because it features dirt around the bases and pitcher's mound, but with dirt colored turf infield and base paths. The entire green portion of the field is now turf. The stadium is one o...
    • Christ Church, Yokohama
      14.62 Km from Engakuji
      Christ Church, Yokohama (横浜山手聖公会 Yokohama Yamate Seikokai) is a historic Anglican church located in Yamate, Yokohama, Japan. Providing a center of worship for both Japanese and English language based congregations the church traces its foundation to 1863, shortly after the formal opening of the treaty port of Yokohama. The church building has been rebuilt and refurbished on several occasions as a result of fires, earthquakes and the incendiary bombing experienced during the later stages of the S...
    • Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
      25.27 Km from Engakuji
      Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall (ミューザ川崎シンフォニーホール, Myūza Kawasaki Shinfonī Hōru) is a concert hall in Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. The name is coined from music and za (座) lit. 'seat'. The vineyard-style concert hall, with a capacity of 1,997, was built for the eightieth anniversary of the foundation of the city. The hall opened in July, 2004 with a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. In that year the orchestra, previously without a permanent home, took up...
    • Lazona Kawasaki Plaza
      25.54 Km from Engakuji
      Lazona Kawasaki Plaza (ラゾーナ川崎プラザ, Razōna Kawasaki puraza) is a shopping mall in Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Japan. The mall adjoins the west side Kawasaki Station.
    • Kawasaki Stadium
      25.65 Km from Engakuji
      Kawasaki Stadium (川崎球場, Kawasaki Kyūjō) was a stadium in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. The stadium was opened in 1952 and had a capacity of 30,000 people. It was primarily used for baseball and was home of the Taiyo Whales until they moved to Yokohama in 1977 and became the Yokohama Taiyo Whales. It was also home to the Takahashi Unions from 1954 to 1956, before they became the Daiei Unions, and the Lotte Orions before they moved to Chiba in 1992 and became the Chiba Lotte Marines.
    • Kawasaki Velodrome
      25.82 Km from Engakuji
    • Nihon Minka-en
      30.29 Km from Engakuji
    • Bandit (Yomiuriland)
      32.11 Km from Engakuji
      Bandit (バンデット, Bandetto) is a steel roller coaster located at Yomiuriland in the city of Inagi, near Tokyo, Japan. Built in 1988 by the TOGO company, it was the fastest roller coaster in the world when it was built (taking the record from American Eagle at Six Flags Great America). It lost the record to Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point one year later.

    Points of Interest near Engakuji

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    • Tokeiji
      Known as the “Divorce Temple,” which was unique as a sanctuary for the women of the warrior caste seeking an escape from unhappy marriages. If the victim managed to make her way here and stay for three years as a nun, she could obtain a decree of divorce from the shogunate and go free.

      The homotsukan (treasure house) of Tokeiji has a collection of Kamakura-period paintings, sculpture, and calligraphy, some of which are registered as Important Cultural Objects. Also on the ground is the Matsugaoka Bunko, a research library established in memory of D.T. Suzuki (1870-1966), who pioneered the study of Zen Buddhism in the West.
      Tokeiji 1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 247-0062, Japan
    • Kamakura

      Japan’s austere, ruthless, but statesmanlike new ruler, Yoritomo Minamoto set up his government in Kamakura well away from the “softening” influence of court life that had been the undoing of his predecessor, Kiyomori, First of the national rulers to take the title of sei=I tai-shogun (“barbarian-sub-during great general”), Minamoto expanded and consolidated his power by confiscating lands form some of the defeated Taira and redistributing them to his samurai vassals.

      Minamoto died in 1199, and the feudal structure passed intact to the tutelage of his widow’s family, the Hojo, who were content to paly regent to a figurehead shogun, in much the same way as the Fujiwara had done with the emperor. The fiction of Japanese imperial power had become infinitely extendable, the emperor at Kyto- still seconded by a Fujiwara regent at court—legitimized a minamoto who was himself a military dictator controlled by a Hojo regent. In a country where form and substance were inextricably interrelated, two things counted in politics: symbolic authority and real power. Neither could exist without the other.

      A thwarted Mongol invasion in 1274 weakened the Kamakura regime. The fighting brought none of the usual spoils of war that provincial warlords and samurai had come to expect as payment. And the treasury was empty after earthquake, famine and plague had crippled the economy. Buddhist monasteries were using their private armies to support imperial ambitions to bring power back to Kyoto. Worst of all the Kamakura warriors resenting the way the Kyoto court referred to them as “Eastern barbarians,” sought refinement in a ruinous taste for luxury: extravagant feasts, rice costumes, and opulent homes. Kamakura was falling apart.

      Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
    • Yokohama

      Situated 20 km (12.5 miles southwest of Tokyo, Yokohama was an unimportant little fishing village until 1854, when Japan’s long centuries of self-imposed isolation came to an end.

      Foreign diplomat’s traders, and missionaries where at last able to enter the country. But the unrest they inspired prompted the Tokugawa government to move theme all here to guarded compound on the village flats ostensibly to guarantee their safety, but more importantly to contain the contamination of their uncouth way’s and ideas.

      The ploy worked well enough until the Meiji Restoration, when those Western ideas where needed to modernize the country. In 1869 Yokohama became an international port, and the burgeoning international community quickly spread beyond its confinement to the high ground still known today as the Bluff. In 1872 Japan’s first railway went into service between Yokohama and Tokyo, and the city began to flourish.

      The two cities have twice shared the same destructive fate. The great Kanto earthquake of 1923 destroyed some 60000 homes in Yokohama and took over 20000 lives. The next twenty years of reconstruction and growth were wiped out overnight, in may 1945, when American bomber leveled nearly half the city. the harbor was hastily restored during the Korean War and today is one of the busiest and most important trading ports in the world.

      With a population of some three million, Yokohama no longer sits in Tokyo‘s shadow. In many respects, in fact, it is the more cosmopolitan city preferred by many residents of the greater metropolitan area as a place to live the work. If you are on a short visit to Japan, your excursion time might be better spent elsewhere. But Yokohama’s great waterfront, port redevelopment project, museums, and restaurants should still keep it high on your list.

      Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
    • Nippon Maru Memorial Park
      Located on the "Bund" waterfront in Yokohama is the Nippon-Maru Memorial Park, where pride of place goes to the three-masted sailing ship popularly called the “Swan of the Pacific.”

      Now a training vessel, it is open to visitors on guided tours.
      Nippon Maru Memorial Park 2 Chome-2-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 220-0012, Japan
    • Yokohama Museum of Art Grand Gallery
      Designed by Tange Kenzo and housing works by both Western and Japanese artists, including Picasso, Braque, Kandinsky, Kishida Ryusei, and Yokoyama Taikan.
      Yokohama Museum of Art Grand Gallery 3 Chome-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 220-0012, Japan
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      Japan, 〒220-0005 Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama, 西区南幸 2-1-22 相鉄ムービル 3F
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      Japan, 〒212-0011 Kanagawa Prefecture, Kawasaki, Saiwai Ward, Saiwaicho, 2 Chome−679 河辺ビル 2F
    • Sengaku-ji

      Located in Shinagawa which is, otherwise not very rich in tourist attractions; this is one gem that should not be missed.

      Sengakuki is a temple that evokes one of the most popular stories in all of premodern Japanese history.

      Thousands of visitors come annually to Sengakuji to lay incense on the tombstones and walk through the small museum called Hall of the Loyal Retainers, where weapons, personal effects, and other memorabilia are preserved.

      Sengaku-ji 2 Chome-11-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 108-0074, Japan
    • Shibuya Station
      An estimated three million people pass through Shibuya station every day.
      Shibuya Station 2 Chome Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
    • Shibuya
      When you hear the name "Shibuya", those in the know immediately think of the fashion mecca of youth in Tokyo. This area in the vicinity of Shibuya's main train station is an incredible array of people, lights, colors, entertainment, shopping, food, traffic, bars, concerts, and ..whatever else you can think of! Shibuya is also one of the 23 "wards" of central Tokyo so there is more than the famous station district but for the visitor with excitement in their eyes, the area a couple of kilometers or so around the station is a paradise!

      Many world wide trends in Asian fashion and culture start right here! Besides neon and big city lights, a visitor will see every kind of youth and all kinds of fashion. Business men and women abound as well as hundreds of thousands of people from everywhere. Shibuya ward is large and includes many other famous districts such as Harajuku, Ebisu, Daikanyama, Sendagaya, Hiroo, Omotesando, and Yoyogi. These are places with their own local culture within Shibuya ward and can be researched separately. There are neighborhoods, universities, corporations and cultural places. It is a city to itself!

      The famous district includes Center Gai pedestrian zone, and area that has to be walked on a busy weekend evening. The Hachiko statue: the most famous meeting place in Japan. Start here for your Shibuya district tours! Love Hotel Hill, containing....you guessed it! And also Dogen-Zaka, a street full of more of....everything. Shibuya is an ultimate Ward and an ultimate district. There are enough places of interest in Shibuya Ward to keep busy with it's many districts but the train station (huge, one of the busiest on earth) area is the city on fire! SHIBUYA IS NOT TO BE MISSED!
      Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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    Climate near Engakuji

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 4.6 63.9 40.3 25.2
    Feb 4.8 100.7 40.6 39.6
    Mar 8.1 131.6 46.6 51.8
    Apr 13.5 160 56.3 63
    May 17.7 143.8 63.9 56.6
    Jun 21.4 190.2 70.5 74.9
    Jul 25.6 140.7 78.1 55.4
    Aug 26.7 196 80.1 77.2
    Sep 23.3 271.3 73.9 106.8
    Oct 17.4 238.9 63.3 94.1
    Nov 12.3 120.2 54.1 47.3
    Dec 7.4 94.3 45.3 37.1

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      • Great temple to visit, consisting of multiple buildings, some accessible via small hiking trails. When you find a spot away from the crowds (avoid weekends!), you will find serenity. A few practical tips: - Wear suitable shoes for walking to take full advantage of this site. There are gorgeous views to be found by veering slightly off the main paths. At the same time, some of the buildings do require you to take off your shoes. - Some of the toilets here are traditional style but in the main temple building, you'll find western style toilets. - You can get snacks and drinks in the teahouse, overlooking a great view, but there is a steep climb! There are also charms and souvenirs here.
      • Resting place for Yasujiro Ozu. Beautiful temple to visit and a must-see if interested in paying your respects to Ozu.
      • Temple complex known for it's very colourful entrance gate in Autumn. Some people apparently take their marriage pictures here. A lot of things to see and all have signs in Japanese and English. Entrance fee 500 yen. Close to the entrance is a free Wi-Fi point. Train station very close.
      • One of the big 5 temples in Kamakura. Big budha statue and lovely cat are waiting. Don't miss to check the calligraphy and the picture of Dragon above the budha.
      • for travelers to Kamakura this temple is kind of remote,but it is the best place to visit in Kamakura. Very quiet with great history.


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