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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
Reviewed:2016/03/28 山門はクルス門と呼ばる
Reviewed:2015/11/23 北鎌倉の時宗の小さなお寺



Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 827 [map]



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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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