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Hokai-ji Temple宝戒寺

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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.”

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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 3-5-22
phone 0467225512

Review of Hokaiji Temple

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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。

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Details

Address

Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 3-5-22 [map]

Phone

0467225512

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

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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