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Enno-ji Temple円応寺


Rinzai Kencho-ji Temple Buddhist temple located in Yamanouchi, Kamakura City. The temple enshrines figures of Enma, judge of the dead, and the ten rulers of the afterlife. Also known as the “Shinkyo Enma-do” and the “Juo-do” in reference to these statues, the temple’s principal object of worship, a wooden seated figure of Enma, is believed to have been created in the Kamakura period by the renowned Buddhist sculptor Unkei. This figure, sometimes called the “Laughing Enma” due to its facial expression, is also called the “Man-Eating Enma” because, according to legend, it once mistakenly ate a child. Two fragrant olive trees grow in front of the main temple, and in October they come into beautiful bloom.


Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 1543 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)

phone 0467251095


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Reviewed:2018/10/22 閻魔大王と十王の像
Reviewed:2018/06/09 閻魔王座像が有名です
Reviewed:2018/04/01 Tempio buddhista...
D fronte al tempio Kencho-ji c'è questo piccolo tempio buddhista che va visitato per le statue che raffigurano i giudici dell'inferno che decidono il destino delle anime. Interessante.

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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 1543 [ map ]
Shonan / KamakuraArea
Irregular holidays
Admission fee200yen
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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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