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Kaizoji Temple海蔵寺


Located in Ogigayatsu, Kamakura City, this is a temple belonging to the Rinzai Buddhist School’s Kenchoji sect. Its honorific mountain name is Senkokuzan. It was built in 1253 by Fujiwara no Nakayoshi who had received an order from Prince Munetaka, and was destroyed by fire when the Kamakura shogunate lost power. It is said that the temple was restored in 1394 by Uesugi Ujisada under the command of Ashikaga Ujimitsu, inviting the priest Shinsho Kugai to take occupancy. It is well-known as a temple with flowers blooming in profusion amidst each season, including flowering crab apple, hydrangea, Chinese bellflower, Chinese trumpet vine, Japanese maple and Japanese clover. Located in a cavern behind the Yakushido is the Soko-nuke-no-ido, one of the Kamakura Jissei (the ten wells of Kamakura) with 16 round holes from which water is flowing.


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Review of Kaizoji Temple

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Reviewed:2017/10/13 Great and passionate employees.
The temple is great and worth a visit. I especially liked the employees working there. They put a lot of effort and seem to enjoy their work. Fantastic to watch.
Reviewed:2016/07/17 quiet and gentle place
This temple is probably less frequently visited but worth the walk up the hill to get here. It is known as the water temple, and there is a lovely pond and also wells with religious images (which...
Reviewed:2015/12/21 Calm
It takes about 20 minutes from kamakura railway station on foot.This is a small and very calm temple.I was really rewinded.Admission fee is free except the well.

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