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Meigetsu-in Temple明月院


A Rinzai Kencho-ji Temple Buddhist temple located in Kamakura. The temple’s honorific mountain name is Fukugensan. The temple is also known as the Hydrangea Temple and during the rainy season the approach to the temple is covered with French hydrangea blossoms. The temple was once a sub-temple to the Zenko-ji Temple, but this temple was abolished in the early years of the Meiji period and now only the Meigetsu-in remains. A large circular window is built into the head priest’s chamber which gives a spectacular view of the garden. The window represents the cosmos and the mind and the unique view it provides has made it a popular subject for photographs.


Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 189 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)

phone 0467243437

Review of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

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Reviewed:2018/08/21 Cool walk amongst the forest including a small Bamboo forest
Loved to walk through the cool forest and visit the temple complex amidst the hot humid weather of mid August. Relaxing and cool. Unfortunately part of the Bamboo forest and Cafe were closed for a...
Reviewed:2018/06/19 Mad with people during hydrangea (rainy) season
Look. Any other time of year, visiting Meigetsuin is a quiet affair. There aren't too many people, there's a lot of green, and it feels peaceful.

But when you go during rainy season and thus...
Reviewed:2018/06/12 A delightful hydrangea garden surrounding a temple
Located close to city center, this somewhat hidden park represents an oasis of tranquility and serenity. As you enter the gate, you cross a little bridge and scend towards the garden, a few dozen...

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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 189 [ map ]
Shonan / KamakuraArea

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