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Address: 421 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 467-22-1195

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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 the word serenity best describes this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2016
New York, New York, United States

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank yumm2011
Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank hungryman127
Fujisawa, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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