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Jochi-ji Temple浄智寺


Founded in 1281, the Jochi-ji Temple ranks fourth among the “Five Mountains of Kamakura” (i.e. the five most prestigious temples in Kamakura). According to tradition, the temple was built in commemoration of Hojo Munemasa (the third son of Hojo Tokiyori), who died young. At the entrance to the temple precincts is the famous “Well of Sweet Dew,” one of the “Ten Wells of Kamakura.” The San-mon (main gate) has a rare Chinese-style bell-tower; the Jochi-ji Temple is the only temple in Kamakura where this kind of bell-tower can be seen.

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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 1402
phone 0467223943

Review of Jochiji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/11/14 Hidden gem
I didn’t expect much here.
Just visited as this place is for one of the 7 luck Gods.


Peaceful and calm hill trail in a forest leads you to the God.

Very nice
Reviewed:2017/06/28 small but pretty
Small temple with a statue of Buddha of Happiness - Hotei. the temples around Kita-Kamakura station are all close to each other which makes for a nice afternoon visitng them all. This place is small...
Reviewed:2016/10/06 What a hidden marvel
As few other travellers pointed out, this temple is a good starting point for the (very well marked) trails that go all the way to the Daibutsu on the other end of town. The graveyard behind the...



Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 1402 [map]



open everyday
Admission fee200yen
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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.

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