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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

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Address: 189 Yamanochi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-24-3437
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Got to see the back flower gardens

Was there during one of the two weeks a year the rear flower gardens are open to the public. Otherwise it's a little out of the way and I wouldn't seek it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I was amazed by the flowers in this temple, you just can get enough of them, there is a little irises garden behind the hall, you have to pay to enter and if you really love flowers go for it. Also there is a little bamboo walk. Gorgeous. Small temple but pretty.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Was there during one of the two weeks a year the rear flower gardens are open to the public. Otherwise it's a little out of the way and I wouldn't seek it out.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went on an overcast day in mid-June. Beautiful flowers in full bloom cover the whole hillside. It was crowded, but apparently it gets MORE crowded. They had ropes setup for larger expected crowds. It would not have been as enjoyable if we had to wait in a long line.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Although we were there end of May, so more or less hydrangea and iris season, nothing was in bloom and then this is the least interesting garden in Kamakura.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It was quite a long walk from Kita Kamakura station, but it was worth it. Plenty of Japanese tourists streaming from the place. Tons of flowers and good photo taking opportunity!

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Presov, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

From Kita-Kamakura station 10 minutes by walk or from Kenchoji Temple 20 minutes by walk. There is not to much people, very nice garden, hall Ayuda with thatch roof, very nice circle window.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A natural visit of going to enkakuji temple located also nearby the kamakura station. This temple is known for the flowers arranged around the grounds, but you'll also notice many bunny statues adorned throughout. I didn't find as interesting as the others, but scenery here is pleasant an peaceful.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Meigetsuin is a little bit out of the way. It's not a long walk from Kita-Kamakura station. If you're open to walking, one option is to take the train to Kamakura, then walk north, taking in Hachimangu Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple, continuing north to Meigetsuin, then taking the train from Kita-Kamakura back to Kamakura to see the Great Buddha. The... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Meigetsuin is only 10minutes walk from Kita-Kamakura station. Kita-Kamakura can be reached from Tokyo station using JR line. Meigetsuin is one of famous Kamakura's attraction for its beautiful Hydrangea (end of May - June). We went here in June when Hydrangea almost reached its peak. The entrance fee is ¥500 and we got information sheet about the temple (in English).... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

About a 8 minute walk from Kita-Kamakura Station. Just follow the signs that will take you along the railroads to one left turn and you will run into it after a few minutes walking. 300 yen entrance fee for adults. A little tea house for additional costs near the entrance, a nice quiet place to sit down and look at... More 

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