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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.

place

Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 189 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)

phone 0467243437
place

9:00-16:00
[June.]8:30-17:00

Review of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/10 Lovely
My Japanese friend and I came here after lunch on a miserable Saturday mid-November. I was really impressed with the place. So much character and some lovely gardens including a bamboo forest and a...
Reviewed:2019/07/08 Overwhelming hydrangea!
The precinct of the temple is filled with a variety of hydrangea here and there. The number of visitors is so huge that early visiting (from 8:30 is possible) it...
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...

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Details

Address
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 189 [map]
Area
Shonan / KamakuraArea
Phone
0467243437
Hours
9:00-16:00
[June.]8:30-17:00
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]Adults500yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students300yen
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (There are many steps, slopes, etc.)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
No (only possible when using a cart that can store all the pets and a carrier)

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.