Out of all the temples and shrines in Kamakura I love this one the most.
The staff at our guesthouse recommended it and I am so happy I've visited it. I love to walk around all the bamboo trees, make a stop to drink a green tea and another one to enjoy the temple itself.
This is a place that you can feel the zen spirit and calm your mind! Beautiful bamboos are growing in such a quiet and peaceful surroundings, like the ones in the paintings you have seen in museums, but more vital and vivid. To my surprise, I didn't expect them to be that big and strong, but they sure are. Very cool!
I went here with my wife on a nice summer day, and we both fell in love with the place! Wandering the bamboo grove felt like we were in a little fairy tale. I highly recommend getting the tea-set, as there is a great little area under the bamboo where you can look out, sip tea, and just enjoy the view. The staff was also very nice and presented everything in a lovely way.
While the bamboo itself is not as impressively tall as the bamboo forest in Arashiyama in Kyoto, I prefer this one in Kamakura because of the lesser crowds (especially on weekdays) and the quaint atmosphere. Its a great spot for pictures as well!
A definite must-see if you plan to visit Kamakura!