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Sugimotodera Temple

Address: 903 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-3463
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Ranked #26 of 88 Attractions in Kamakura
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:15 pm

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Beijing, China
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577 reviews 577 reviews
262 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This temple itself is a good 20min walk from kamakura station, and is in itself not so interesting... But the view is the reason for coming. Not very easily accessible as it requires scaling a number of steep steps, you will be rewarded once you get to the top and traverse left or right with great views of the city.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After looking at other travelers' photos, my family members and I were very much looking forward to visiting Sugimododera Temple on our day trip from Tokyo. The trip to spend a day in Kamakura was absolutely worthwhile, and the close proximity of the two temples Hokokuji and Sugimotodera makes them almost one single attraction (but with separate small entry fees),... More 

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you are going to Hokikuji Temple, the top-rated site, go see this one, too. It's a short walk from Hokokuji. Long moss-covered stairs, impressive painted warriors at the entrance, and entry into the temple is permitted. I don't know why this one isn't getting a higher rating.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is the oldest temple in Kamakura. Enjoy the tranquility and refresh your mind. Soak your soul in the sacred air. Make sure to take a look at the statues inside of the temple that are national treasure caliber.

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