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Enno-ji (Enno Temple)

Enno-ji (Enno Temple) 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1543 Yama-no-uchi, Kita-Kamakura, Kamakura, 247-0062
  • Phone: 0467/25–1095
  • Cost: ¥200
  • Hours: Mar.–Nov., daily 9–4; Dec.–Feb., daily 9–3
  • Location: Kamakura
Updated: 08-19-2013

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