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Address: 421 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-1195

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I visited this temple at the end of October last year when all the leaves on the trees were beautifully colored. It was rain but yellow colored leaves on Gingko trees in its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited this temple at the end of October last year when all the leaves on the trees were beautifully colored. It was rain but yellow colored leaves on Gingko trees in its garden were amazingly shining. There are over 100 of temples and shrines in Kamakura. But most of them are not so famous except for Kenchoji Temple, Enkakuji... More 

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Beijing, China
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582 reviews 582 reviews
262 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Located quite out of the way, requires a pretty long hike to arrive. Not very interesting once there... The temple ground was small with a nice garden, but to reach the more interesting (presumably) area requires coming only at times when open for tours - 10,11,1,2,3 for a 50min tour. Perhaps I would have rated more interesting had I arrived... More 

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Tokyo
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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