A five-minute walk from the East Exit of JR Kamakura Station. Ashikaga Mochiuji built then donated to the priest Nisshutsu this temple on the site of the Ebisu-do where Nichiren stayed at after returning from his exile to Sado before moving on to the Minobusan Kunon-ji Temple. Because the temple houses some of the ashes of Nichiren from the Kuon-ji Temple, it is also known as the Kuon-ji of the East. The graveyard on the temple’s grounds contains a stone monument said to be the grave of the renowned swordsmith Okazaki Goro Masamune.
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 1-12-12
Shonaka Freedom (temple administration 9:00-16:00)
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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 1-12-12 [map]
- Shonaka Freedom (temple administration 9:00-16:00)
- open everyday
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- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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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.