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Manpuku-ji Temple満福寺


A Shingon Daikaku-ji Temple Buddhist temple located in the Koshigoe neighborhood of Kamakura City. The temple was founded in 744 by the priest Gyoki. The temple is known for being the place that Minamoto no Yoshitsune stayed at temporarily when he came to Kamakura to make amends with his brother, Minamoto no Yoritomo, with whom he had been in conflict. Yoshitsune also wrote a letter to his brother during his stay here. Because the temple was located in the Koshigoe area of Sagami Province, this letter is known as the “Koshigoe Letter,” and a rough draft of it is displayed on the temple grounds. The grounds are filled with a variety of other related historic artifacts and sites, such as the pond from which Yoshitsune scooped water to grind the ink for his letter, a stone on which the warrior monk and servant of Yoshitsune Benkei sat, and a stone Benkei lifted to test his strength.

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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Koshigoe 2-4-8
phone 0467313612

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Reviewed:2018/10/28 源義経が頼朝に書状を書いた寺

Reviewed:2018/06/01 義経、弁慶ゆかりのお寺
Reviewed:2017/12/15 珍藏着令人感动的腰越状的宁静寺院



Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Koshigoe 2-4-8 [map]



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Adults (High School Students and above) 200yen
Junior High School Students 100yen
Free Person with Disabilities

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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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