Meigetsu-in Temple

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.

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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 189
open everyday
[Admission fee]Adults500yen, Elementary/Junior high school students300yen
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (not barrier-free, there are steps on the slope)
Infant friendly
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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  • Meigetsuin:Beautiful but way too crowded in June
    3.0 Reviewed:2021.07.01
    The Meigetsuin is also known as the Hydrangea Temple since its covered in beautiful blue hydrangea flowers during Japans rainy season in June.Many visitors will come to see the hundreds of...
  • Lovely
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.02.10
    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...
  • Overwhelming hydrangea!
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.07.08
    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...

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