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Jochiji Temple

1402 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 247-0062, Japan
+81 467-22-3943 
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Ranked #19 of 80 Attractions in Kamakura
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Ranked number four of the city's most powerful temples, this temple houses a wooden seated Buddha...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Ranked number four of the city's most powerful temples, this temple houses a wooden seated Buddha with sleeves and skirts and one of Kamakura's ten famous wells.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

What sets this temple apart from the others is the God of Happiness hidden away in a cave on the far side of the cemetery. Just follow the signs for happiness and give the statue's belly a rub! Don't forget to try the hiking trail, just up the road to the left of the entrance, which leads all the way... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Jochi-ji not a large temple, but beautiful and well-maintained. I stopped by because I was going to the Kamakura hiking trails, and Jochi-ji is convenient located right next to the trail's entrance. A side note, I didn't visit the other Zen temples in the area. Perhaps if I had, my opinion of this temple would differ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Jochiji temple is near Kitakamakura station on the road to Kamakura. This was the third of the temples I took in on my planned walk through the temples from Kitakamakura to Kamakura, which unfortunately had to be cut short due to inclement weather. The temple itself is small, but the grounds are lovely, and the entrance to the temple grounds... More 

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