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Address: 903 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-3463
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Most interesting of the eastern temples

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
Jon1796
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Beijing, China
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely small temple on a hill approx 20 mins walk from Kamakura. It's worth the walk. The "main" attraction is the moss covered steps leading to the temple. They are beautiful- giving you a real sense of timelessness. Such a relaxing and worth while visit.

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Beijing, China
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291 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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