Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Ennoji Temple 


Originally called the Arai-enmado, the temple was situated along the Yuigahama coast until destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 1703 and then moved to its present location. The Ennoji temple worships the Ten Judges of Hell, a belief which spread during the Kamakura era. Kamakura Jizo No. 8/24.

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1543 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City
◆ Group discount (30+ guests) ¥150 (lump-sum payment)
◆ Free admission for disabled guests (official pamphlet necessary)
◆ Free admission for local senior citizens (official pamphlet necessary)
March - November: 9:00 - 16:00; December - February: 9:00 - 15:00
The wooden statue of the seated Enma-O (ruler of Hell), a designated national treasure, looks just as if he is glaring directly at the wicked from the underworld itself.
The Shoko-O and Gushojin statues can be seen at the Kamakura Museum of National Treasure.

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