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Hokai-ji Temple (宝戒寺)

 0467225512  Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 3-5-22

This Buddhist temple was founded by Ashikaga Takauji on the orders of Emperor Go-Daigo in order to appease the souls of the Hojo clan, which was dissolved in 1333. Built on the site of a Hojo clan estate, the temple later developed into a center of education and cultivation. Even today, the detached Korin-an hermitage is open for use for sutra copying. The hermitage is equipped with the necessary materials, and visitors can readily come here to engage in sutra copying themselves. During the equinoctial week of Buddhist services, the grounds are covered with white bush clover, resulting in the temple’s nickname, the “Bush Clover Temple.”

Details

Hours
8:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Adults (Junior High School Students and above) 100 yen, Children (Elementary School Students) 50 yen

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Review of Hokaiji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/11/14 Pretty
5 minutes walk from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu.
One of 7 Fortune Gods places in Kamakura.
No photo is allowed inside.
The area is small and pretty.
Statues and paintings look precious.

Very nice
Reviewed:2016/07/27 small pretty temple
This small temple was dedicated to the souls of the Hojo family who perished in the fall of Kamakura in 1333. There are pretty gardens and it is noted for the white clover flowers in September. It is...
Reviewed:2018/11/12 北条九代の霊を慰めるため建立させた寺
天台宗の寺院で山号は金龍山。後醍醐天皇が足利尊氏に命じ北条九代の霊を慰めるため建立させた寺。
寺の南東には最後の執権である北条義時らが自害した腹切りやぐらと呼ばれる場所もあります。
ここは北条氏歴代執権の屋敷跡であった場所で、花の名所でもあり特に萩が多いことから萩寺という名でも親しまれています。
見学は8:00-16:30で拝観料が200円(大人)です。

訪れる時期によるが、平日は訪問者はそれほ...
Reviewed:2018/11/06 座禅体験
外国人のお客さん数名を鎌倉観光にお連れした際、座禅体験を思い付き予約させて頂きました。予定が合えば、希望の時間に座禅体験をさせて頂ける(鎌倉唯一の?)お寺です。本堂はとても綺麗で静かで座禅を組むのに最高の場所でした。副住職や受付をして下る女性には大変ご丁寧な対応をしていただきました。外国のお客さんには「最高の経験だった」、「自宅でも座禅を組みたい」、「日本旅行のハイライトだった」などの賞賛の言葉を...
Reviewed:2018/07/22 鎌倉散策と御朱印
鎌倉駅を中心に散策をしました。天気が良すぎて熱中症になりそうになりながら水分を取って注意しながら回りました。
参拝料として大人200円です。
参拝後に御朱印を頂きましたが、御朱印は本堂の中に入って中になります。

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