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Enno-ji (Enno Temple)

  • 1543 Yama-no-uchi Map It
  • Kita-Kamakura
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

In the feudal period, Japan acquired from China a belief in Enma, the lord of hell, who, with his court attendants, judged the souls of the departed and determined their destination in the afterlife. Kamakura's otherwise undistinguished Enno-ji (Enno Temple) houses some remarkable statues of these judges—as grim and merciless a court as you're ever likely to confront. To see them is enough to put you on your best behavior, at least for the rest of your excursion. Enno Temple is a minute's walk or so from Kencho Temple, on the opposite (south) side of the main road to Kamakura.

Sight Information

Address:

1543 Yama-no-uchi, Kamakura, 247-0062, Japan

Map It

Phone:

0467-25–1095

Sight Details:

  • ¥200
  • Mar.–Nov., daily 9–4; Dec.–Feb., daily 9–3

Published 12/10/2015

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