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Kakuonji Temple

421 Nikaido, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0002, Japan
+81 467-22-1195
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Ranked #11 of 84 Attractions in Kamakura
Type: Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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Tokyo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Quiet, serene, not crowded, nice tour by a monk (or a local volunteer who speaks English. 500 yen. Every hour from 10am-15pm excluding 12pm), beautiful statues of buddha, history and tradition, no concrete - just wood, stones, and dirt. You have to join the guided tour to go inside the temple. Not touristy at all. Closed during the month of... More

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Fujisawa, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Kakuonji owns a very large plot of land, has few tourists, and is utterly beautiful and serene. You have to pay to get inside the temple grounds at specific times for tours. Almost all of the grounds are in shade from the many trees. One of the trees is over 800 years old. Since the temple is somewhat hard to... More

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