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Kakuonji Temple

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Address: 421 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-1195
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Least interesting of the temples i visited

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
Jon1796
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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252 helpful votes 252 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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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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