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Hokai-ji Temple宝戒寺


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

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




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



open everyday
Adults (Junior High School Students and above) 100 yen, Children (Elementary School Students) 50 yen

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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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