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Anyoin Temple安養院


This is a Jodoshu (Pure Land sect of Buddhism) temple in Omachi, Kamakura City. Its honorific mountain name is Gionzan while its temple name is Chorakuji Temple. Chorakuji, the predecessor of the current temple, was built in Hase by Hojo Masako to pray for the soul of her husband Yoritomo, yet it was destroyed by fire due to war in 1333. It was moved to its current location, and the temple name was changed to Masako’s posthumous Buddhist name of Anyoin. On the premises are a giant yew plum pine tree that is more than 700 years old and Masako’s grave, which is marked by a small hokyointo stone pagoda. It is well-known as a famous place to see azaleas and in May the flowers of Omurasaki azalea are in full bloom.

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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Omachi 3-1-22
phone 0467220806

Review of Anyoin Temple

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Reviewed:2017/04/04 No see no open
We walked a good half hour from the beach area to see the temple we picked for our day. CLOSED!

Nothing on show they have opening hours even as we stand now outside looking in!

A bit far to...
Reviewed:2018/11/09 つつじ寺 北条政子の尼寺
Reviewed:2018/10/27 緑の多いお寺



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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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