Kamakura Bamboo Forest (Hokoku-ji temple)

Hokoku-ji temple, also sometimes called Take-dera (Take = bamboo in Japanese) is famous for its beautiful bamboo grove. About two thousand bamboo trees grow on the premise of the temple. The strength of Hokoku-ji temple is undoubtedly its forest and gardens which inspire total peace of mind. An open-air Japanese tea-house is located in annex to the temple. Traditional Japanese Matcha tea can be enjoyed while peacefully looking at the forest.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Kamakura-shi
District : Jōmyōji
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can’t express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration!

For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. “Gaijin” means foreigner and “San” is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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