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Very calm place in a quiet neighborhood. There are some other temples around as well. If you're... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Great place to enjoy serenity

Kakuonji is one of my favorite temples in Kamakura. it's quiet, and calm. I've always felt like... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2016
New York City, New York
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“Great place to enjoy serenity”
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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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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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

Date of experience: November 2014
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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...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Machy_MSHRHGY
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 -...More

Thank Jon1796
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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank hungryman127
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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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