Founded in 1188, this Rinzai Zen temple is number 5 of the Kamakura Zen temples. The Kamakura branch of the Ashikaga family, the main powerholders in the Muromachi period, made it their family temple.
The Kisan-an, a tea house restored in recent years, is open to visitors. From the veranda, you can enjoy the view on the zen garden while having a bowl of matcha.
Special in this temple is the shape of the roof of the main hall. In our eBook you will learn more about the different Japanese roof shapes.
Contents of the book
History of the temple
Five Zen Temple System
How Kamakura got its name (and which role Jōmyō-ji played)
The temple halls and treasures
Kisen-an no niwa
Recommendations around Jōmyō-ji
Kamatari Inari Jinja
Stone Oven Garden Terrace
Ichijo Ekan Sanso
How to get there
24 pictures of the temple and gardens
The eBook is delivered as PDF.
A secret garden in Japan's ancient capital Kamakura