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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

189 Yamanochi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 247-0062, Japan
+81 467-24-3437
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Ranked #9 of 84 Attractions in Kamakura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Tokyo, Japan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
119 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011 via mobile

very beautiful maples tis yr compare to the other maples in kamakura which seems to turn brwnish instead of red, the garden additional 500yen is worth the price

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