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Sugimotodera Temple

903 Nikaido, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0002, Japan
+81 467-22-3463
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Ranked #24 of 84 Attractions in Kamakura
Type: Religious Sites
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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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