5 Temples in Kamakura where You can Drink Matcha Tea

Drink Matcha Green Tea at Beautiful Temples in Kamakura

Is there a better way to relax at historical temples? Enjoy drinking Match green tea at beautiful temples in Kamakura City!

Kamakura is a historical city in Kanagawa Prefecture, and one of the most attractive neighbouring cities of Tokyo. As the city owns numbers of well-preserved temples, shrines and other historic monuments, it’s often called the Kyoto of the East.

How relaxing would it be if we could enjoy drinking Matcha green tea at historical temples?? In fact, there are some temples in Kamakura which offers Matcha green tea at their tea rooms or garden terrace for visitors. So today, I’ve picked 5 temples in Kamakura where you can sit and relax with Matcha green tea with traditional Japanese sweets. Feel totally zen!!

1. Hokokuji Temple (報国寺)

Hokokuji (報国寺) is one of most popular temples in Kamakura for photography, which has an iconic bamboo garden. The temple’s tea house Kyukoan (休耕庵) serves a cup of Matcha green tea with a small cookie, and guests can relax with the gorgeous view of the bamboo garden.

Map: https://goo.gl/Et4r2X

Access: Keikyu bus towards Kamakura Reien, Kanazawa Hyakkei / Highland and get off at Jomyoji Temple Bus Stop

Hours: 9:00~16:00 (tea is served until 15:30)

Admission: 300 yen/Match tea: 600 yen

2. Jomyoji Temple (浄明寺)

Not very far from Hokokuji Temple, Jomyoji Temple (浄妙寺) is a peaceful temple located on the hill of eastern Kamakura. Matcha tea with traditional Japanese sweets is served at the tea house, Kisenan (喜泉庵). The tatami-floored room with a view of the traditional Japanese rock garden is a perfect place to feel Zen.

Map: https://goo.gl/cXXcjJ

Access: Keikyu bus towards Kamakura Reien, Kanazawa Hyakkei / Highland and get off at Jomyoji Temple Bus Stop

Hours: 9:00~16:30 (~16:00 during winter)

Admission: 100 yen /Matcha tea: 600 yen

3. Hasedera Temple (長谷寺)

Hasedera Temple (長谷寺) is one of most visited temples in Kamakura,  and it’s especially popular during hydrangea season in June. The temple is located on uphill and offers a panoramic overlook view of the city and Yuigahama Beach of Sagami Bay. The tea house Kaikoan (海光庵) offers various food and drinks on the menu as well as green tea and Japanese sweets.

Map: https://goo.gl/hGmkFB

Access: 5 mins walk from Hasedera Station

Hours: 10:00~16:00

Admission: 400 yen /Matcha tea: 800 yen

4. Engakuji Temple (円覚寺)

Engakuji Temple

Engakuji Temple (円覚寺) is one of most important temples in eastern Japan, and the number two of Kamakura’s five great Zen temples. The tea house, Butsunichian (佛日庵) is located at the inner temple and Matcha tea with small cookie can be enjoyed with the view of Japanese garden and the surrounded nature.

Map: https://goo.gl/2imMZr

Access: short walk from Kita Kamakura Station

Hours:8:00~16:30 (~16:00 from Dec to Feb)

Admission: 300 yen/Matcha tea: 500 yen

5. Meigetsu-in Temple (明月院)

Meigetsu-in Temple (明月院) is often described as the most picturesque temple in Kamakura with the iconic circle window, and it draws visitors especially for hydrangea viewing in June. The little tea house Gesshoken (月笑軒) is located at the temple site surrounded by rich nature. Matcha green tea is served with a small Japanese dessert.

Map: https://goo.gl/YFxJjt

Access: 10 mins walk from Kita Kamakura Station

Hours:10:00~16:00 (closed on Tuesday)

Admission: 500 yen /Matcha tea: 700 yen

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed the story! If you need more information about travelling in Kamakura City, please check out these articles below, too!

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