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Manpuku-ji Temple満福寺

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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

Review of Manpukuji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/10/28 源義経が頼朝に書状を書いた寺
江ノ電腰越駅から徒歩3分。江ノ電の踏切から寺への石段が始まっている。

744年創建の真言宗大覚寺派の寺院。本尊は薬師如来。
1185年、源義経が不和が深まった兄頼朝に対し、書状(腰越状)を書いた所であるとのこと。境内には腰越状を書いている義経の石像が立てられている。
Reviewed:2018/06/01 義経、弁慶ゆかりのお寺
江ノ電の腰越駅を降りて直ぐ近くの階段を登れば本堂で規模はさほど広くはない。義経の腰越状で有名なお寺ですが、お寺のパンフを読み腰越状が色々意味を持っているのを良く理解できました。本堂や庭に義経、弁慶ゆかりの物があり興味深かった。
Reviewed:2017/12/15 珍藏着令人感动的腰越状的宁静寺院
这里收藏着源义经写给哥哥源赖朝的著名信件,寺院门口还有源义经和弁庆的雕像。寺院的工作人员是一位热情体贴的阿姨。我们在寺院关门之后在门口徘徊,阿姨专门为我们开门并打开所有的灯和讲解,以及好多份英文日文资料,甚至还有腰越状的全文翻译。

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Address

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

Phone

0467313612

Hours
9:00-17:00
Fees
[appreciate your generous contributions Honorable Exhibition Room]
Adults (High School Students and above) 200yen
Junior High School Students 100yen
Free Person with Disabilities

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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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