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Kosoku-ji Temple光則寺

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A Nichiren Buddhist temple located near the Hase-dera Temple in Kamakura’s Hase neighborhood. After Nichiren’s exile to Sado was ended, Yadoya Mitsunori, who had been set to watch Nichiren’s top disciple, Nichiro, turned his own home into a temple, which was then recognized as a Nichiren temple by Nichiro. “Kosoku” is another way to read the name “Mitsunori,” thus giving rise to the temple’s name. In the back of the grounds visitors can find Yadoya’s grave and the dungeon where Nichiro was confined. The grounds are filled with plants, including a Hall crabapple tree over 200 years old, French hydrangeas, cherry trees, wisteria, and Japanese irises, and the temple is considered one of the best temples for flower viewing in all Kamakura.

place

Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 3-9-7

phone 0467222077
place

7:30-Sunset

Review of Kosokuji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/02/23 Seemed deserted.
This was one of the first temples we visited in Kamakura and it was very peaceful, albeit with a slight ‘overgrown’ feel.
Reviewed:2018/11/12 長谷のカイドウ寺
日蓮宗のお寺で弟子の日朗が開山しました。13世紀、日蓮が迫害を受け佐渡に流罪になったとき、ともに捕らえられた日朗を自邸のあったこのちで監視する身となった光則はのちに帰依して自邸を寺にしたことから始まったと言われています。樹齢200年のカイドウが有名です。
Reviewed:2018/10/27 蜘蛛の巣だらけ
江ノ電長谷駅から徒歩10分ほど。
1274年創建の日蓮宗の寺院。北条時頼の重臣宿谷光則の創建した寺で、その名前がそのまま寺に命名されている。

山門に拝観料(100円)を入れる賽銭箱がある。その脇には境内にある草木について書かれた案内図が置かれていたが、訪れた時(10月)には鑑賞できるような草木はなかった。
なお、境内のあちこちに蜘蛛の巣があるので注意が必要である。

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Address

Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 3-9-7 [map]

Phone

0467222077

Hours
7:30-Sunset
Fees
Adults (High School Students and above) 100 yen, Elementary and junior high school studentsFree

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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