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Eishoji Temple (英勝寺)

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This is a Jodoshu (Pure Land sect of Buddhism) temple in Ogigayatsu, Kamakura City. Its honorific mountain name is Tokozan and it is Kamakura’s only nunnery, founded by the nun Eisho-in. It was called the Mito Palace and the Mito Convent since daughters of the Mito clan served as the chief nun in the times before the Meiji period. Several areas on the temple grounds have been designated as Important Cultural Properties, including the temple building, which bears the vestiges from the time of its establishment, the main temple gate, and the belfry.

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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Ogigayatsu 1-16-3 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)

phone 0467223534
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9:00-16:00

Review of Eishoji Temple

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Reviewed:2020/02/02 Interesting smaller temple with a bamboo section
The buildings are all original Edo period. The temple was a nunnery. There are a few smaller buildings, a worship place carved in the rock, a bamboo garden. Overall nice, but buildings not to be...
Reviewed:2019/07/07 Hidden Gem
We visited a lot of temples and shrines while in Kamakura, but this was my favorite temple complex. They do charge 200 yen per adult, which is well worth it. There were only a few other people here...
Reviewed:2019/07/05 Quieter Temple with a lovely Bamboo Forest
Its a lovely temple that I only meet less than ten people each time I visit there. In May you can have green tea (500 yen) served sitting under the beautiful white wisteria and in december the...

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Address
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Ogigayatsu 1-16-3 [map]
Area
Shonan / KamakuraArea
Phone
0467223534
Hours
9:00-16:00
Closed
Thursday
Fees
[Adult]300yen
[High school student]200yen
[Up to Junior high school student]100yen

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.