Hokokuji temple and Shirasu bowl in Kamakura☆

by Maru - Japan Licensed Guide
(95) Reviews

Kamakura is a city where Samurai emerged in the12th century.  There are many tourist spots.

Today’s request was “ bamboo temple!”

Hokokuji temple and Shirasu bowl in Kamakura☆Hokokuji temple and Shirasu bowl in Kamakura☆

This temple is a small temple of Zen Buddhism.  I used to visit here with my mother or friends when I was a university student. I’d never imagined that I would visit here with a beautiful lady from an island called Reunion. Hokokuji temple and Shirasu bowl in Kamakura☆

Hokokuji temple and Shirasu bowl in Kamakura☆

You can enjoy a cup of matcha tea while enjoying the view of bamboo grove. 

Hokokuji temple and Shirasu bowl in Kamakura☆

This garden looks like something from a Japanese movie. Ajaguy said she could feel like a samurai would appear from the bamboo grove and help her. (^^)

Hokokuji temple and Shirasu bowl in Kamakura☆

Walk back to the shopping arcade called “ Komachidori “ and found the specialty of Kamakura, Shirasu. Shirasu is little little fish. ( the young of sardine.) 

Hokokuji temple and Shirasu bowl in Kamakura☆

This Shirasu bowl is so delicious!  It can be caught from March to December in this region. 

I hope  many people would visit here and feel the ancient samurai atmosphere. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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