The temple was founded in 1282 by a Chinese Zen monk and has withstood numerous fires and other rials over the last 750 years. It's the oldest example of Tang Chinese architecture left in Japan. The most prominent features are the 16th century reliquary hall, which claims to house one of the Buddha's teeth, and a huge 14th century temple bell.
Engaku-ji is prettiest to visit in Autumn when the vibrant fall foliage accentuates its minimalist lines. Inside the park area are numerous tea houses, restaurants and gardens.
Tours & Tickets
Experience the spectacular sight of the 800 years old bronze Great Buddha Statue at Kotoku-in on this exciting day adventure. Other sites that will be visited ... Read more
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)