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Kosho-ji Temple光照寺

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A Jishu Buddhist temple, due to the numerous rhododendrons on the temple’s grounds, it is also known as the Shakunage-dera (Rhododendron Temple). In the Edo period, the area was a community for some of Japan’s Hidden Christians, and the Kosho-ji Temple helped to protect them. Even today, the Nakagawa Cross, family crest of the Christian Nakagawa samurai clan, still decorates the temple’s Gate. A small stone shrine dedicated to Oshabuki sama, god of coughing, stands near the Mountain Gate, and it is said that one’s coughing will stop if one prays to the shrine.

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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 827
phone 0467466355

Review of Koshoji Temple

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Reviewed:2016/06/18 秘められたる鎌倉の歴史ただよう名刹
梅雨の季節に行ってきました。ほとんどの人(観光客)に知られていませんが、歴史的に非常に重要なところです。山門に架かるカトリックの十字(イエズス会かどうかは未確認)がそれを物語っています。鎌倉の中では非常に小さなお寺なのですが、大切に守られていくよう願っています。
Reviewed:2016/03/28 山門はクルス門と呼ばる
九州豊後国の岡藩主中川家の紋、中川クルス(十字架を変形させた紋)が掲げられているため。山門横には子育て地蔵があります。観光ルートから外れているため、訪れる観光客は少ないです。拝観は無料です。しゃくなげ寺と呼ばれるお寺。
Reviewed:2015/11/23 北鎌倉の時宗の小さなお寺
本堂裏の墓所と一体化した小さなお寺です。きれいに整備されています。観光地というより、現役のお寺で、お墓参りの方がいらっしゃていました。

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Address

Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 827 [map]

Phone

0467466355

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Access

    There is no Bus Stop nearby.
    There is no IC nearby.

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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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