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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

Address: 189 Yamanochi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-24-3437
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Ranked #12 of 89 Attractions in Kamakura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Beijing, China
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577 reviews 577 reviews
262 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 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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14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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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