This Buddhist temple was founded in 1259 by the samurai Hojo Shigetoki. The temple was once one of the greatest in Kamakura, but earthquakes, fires, and other tragedies have resulted in only the Kissho-in, the main temple building, still standing today. The temple’s principal object of worship, a figure of Gautama Buddha in the Seiryo-ji Temple style, is a designated Important Cultural Property and is only revealed to the public for three days each year starting on April 7 and overlapping with the Hana Matsuri (celebration of the Buddha’s birthday) on April 8.
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Gokurakuji 3-6-7
9:00-16:30 (Treasure Hall 10:00-16:00)
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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Gokurakuji 3-6-7 [map]
- 9:00-16:30 (Treasure Hall 10:00-16:00)
- Ginkoku Free (Treasury 300 yen)
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- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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Kanagawa Main Areas
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.