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Address: 421 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Kakuonji

Very calm place in a quiet neighborhood. There are some other temples around as well. If you're looking for peace and silence, this is it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 7, 2016
Samuel D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Very calm place in a quiet neighborhood. There are some other temples around as well. If you're looking for peace and silence, this is it

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Kakuonji is one of my favorite temples in Kamakura. it's quiet, and calm. I've always felt like the word serenity best describes this place.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

I watch my friend Fukotomi-san offered prayers their tradition ways.Lighting incense sticks. Some of the trees were changing colors so it was anice view. It was Nov 1990 so almost 15 years ago already

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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited this temple at the end of October last year when all the leaves on the trees were beautifully colored. It was rain but yellow colored leaves on Gingko trees in its garden were amazingly shining. There are over 100 of temples and shrines in Kamakura. But most of them are not so famous except for Kenchoji Temple, Enkakuji... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Located quite out of the way, requires a pretty long hike to arrive. Not very interesting once there... The temple ground was small with a nice garden, but to reach the more interesting (presumably) area requires coming only at times when open for tours - 10,11,1,2,3 for a 50min tour. Perhaps I would have rated more interesting had I arrived... More 

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

Quiet, serene, not crowded, nice tour by a monk (or a local volunteer who speaks English. 500 yen. Every hour from 10am-15pm excluding 12pm), beautiful statues of buddha, history and tradition, no concrete - just wood, stones, and dirt. You have to join the guided tour to go inside the temple. Not touristy at all. Closed during the month of... More 

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Fujisawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Kakuonji owns a very large plot of land, has few tourists, and is utterly beautiful and serene. You have to pay to get inside the temple grounds at specific times for tours. Almost all of the grounds are in shade from the many trees. One of the trees is over 800 years old. Since the temple is somewhat hard to... More 

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